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Alisha Jackson, 2006 FosterClub All-Star, entered Oklahoma's foster care system at the age of 14, along with two brothers. Placed in kinship care with their grandparents, Alisha later moved and experienced seven placements in 4 years. During this time, she struggled with family acceptance and feelings that she did not belong, but for Alisha these feelings were an incentive to strive to be better. Alisha is in the final stage of publishing her book "From the Diary of a Child Emerges the Heart of a Woman", so others can benefit from her experiences. Alisha Jackson's Foster Care list of Achievements: Community Services Adopt a Highway (Cathy Connelly) Hands on Atlanta (Bridget Smith) Pinwheel Project (Kami Robinson) Speaking Engagements Metrotech Center (Angela Newby) One Church One Child (Arthur Smith) One Church One Child- KVSP RADIO (Valerie Howard) Southwestern OSU (Chris Gregston) Adoption as an Option (Darsha Smith) Shared Panels OU Outreach Center (Lana Beasley) OKDHS- Clarion Hotel (Melissa Chapman) Empoyment Panel (DeAudrey Ridley) Java Daves Cafe (Cathy Connelly) Teen Conferences Nothing About Us Without Us IL: Life Nouwave American Idol Who Holds Your Future National Teen- Destination Future (D.C.) National Teen- Minneapolis, MN Pathways to Adulthood 06 Pathways to Adulthood 07 FosterClub All-Star Internship Kinship Caregivers Support Act (FosterClub) Kinship Caregivers Support Act (AARP) Published Article in Daily Oklahoman