Foster Youth, Not Bad Kids

Lanny Wilson

CARE Case Manager & Mentor, Children’s Law Center of California

"Foster youth are not bad kids at all. They are just kids with needs and we need to understand those needs and habits and educate ourselves to change them. " - Lanny Wilson

Lanny Wilson, Care Case Manager of the Children’s Law Center of California, mentors foster youth who are on probation to help reduce recidivism and encourage positive life outcomes. But Lanny Wilson’s mentoring style is anything but ordinary; it’s life-changing. Serving as the eyes and ears of the California court system, Lanny works with the foster youth daily to make sure their well-being is a priority. In working directly with the youth, Lanny uses poetry, art and even rap to connect with them.


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