Shanae Boone

Shanae Boone, Age 19 From MO Pronouns: She/Her
Shanae Boone, Age 19 Pronouns: She/Her Shanae is 19 years old and lives in Arnold, MO. She loves to write, listen to music and watch criminal shows. With 9 years of experience in care, Shanae became interested in advocacy work during her time in residential when she decided that she... Read more

Lacy Nolan

LEx Leader Lacy Nolan, 2023 AllStar Intern Cohort A
Lacy Nolan, Age 18 Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Lacy is a 2023 AllStar currently studying Biology & Chemistry at the University of Missouri Kansas City in preparation for med school. She is a member of the Missouri State Youth Advisory Board. When she’s not studying and advocating, Lacy spends most of her... Read more

Faith Sharp

Faith Sharp, age 23 Pronouns: She/Her 5 years in Missouri foster system Faith is from Springfield, Missouri. She is a senior at Missouri State University, pursuing a Political Science degree with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership. Faith enjoys volunteering at her local food bank and is the fundraising chair of... Read more

Ayanna Collier 

Ayanna Collier She/Her/Hers 19 Years Old Missouri Foster Care System Ayanna is currently working on a degree in Psychology at St. Louis Community College. She hopes to become a Trauma Psychologist that inspires people with difficult experiences to turn them into something positive in the world. She enjoys walking, reading,... Read more

Alex Oleson

Alex Oleson is currently a member of the Youth Engagement Committee for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) under Assistant Secretary Johnson and Associate Commissioner Milner. During this time, Alex will help inform the larger community on barriers to permanency under the “ALL-IN Foster Adoption Challenge”. Alex gains knowledge... Read more

Jasper Gain

Jasper Gain Age: 23 Pronouns: She/her/hers Jasper Is attending school at Missouri State University. She plans on graduating in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in International History and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Her emphasis is Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, so... Read more