Ashley Strange

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When I first started working at YWP two years ago most people described me as shy, quiet, and a person who wasn’t able to accomplish much on my own. II was afraid to speak up for things that I knew I needed because I didn’t want to seem like I was complaining. People use to always tell me to just be satisfied with what I had, but how could I be satisfied with the things I had when I knew I deserved so much more?  When I first started working at YWP I was a year from aging out of foster care. This was a time when I needed guidance and support but I was not really getting it. I didn’t feel like I could do anything or get anything done. Everyone around me was so outspoken and passionate about what they were doing and I felt out of place. I really felt like I could never make a change in my life or in the lives of my peers. Read more...