Shimaine Quimbley spent time in Georgia foster care until she aged out at 21. Throughout Shimaine’s transition she has worked as a Regional Coordinator, an active member of Policy Council and Elevated Minds. Currently Shimaine is the Regional Impact Liaison for MAAC/GA EmpowerMEnt. Additionally, in 2017, she was given the opportunity to sit on the Foster Youth in Action’s Leaders United Board. Before becoming an Outstanding Young Leader 2017, Shimaine was the recipient of the 2017 Nancy Cannon-O'Connell Outstanding Youth Leadership, The Georgia Conference 2017 Outstanding Youth Award, Foster Club 2018 Outstanding Youth Award and currently received A Shining Star Award from the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children 2019. Alliance for Children 2019. Throughout her growth 2019 was a magical year for her. Providing much needed training over The Adolescent Brain Development, Connecting Education to Workforce, Authentic Youth Engagement and more. Filling her involvement being a Young Fellow with Anne E. Casey she went on to travel over 6 states to speak on ways to better systems using data and strategic planning. Throughout her growth Shimaine has recently joined the “ALL-IN” Foster Adoption Challenge and want to make sure each young person and each family has a stable plan and the resources to keep them connected.
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2020 All-In Youth Engagement Team