Reyna – a Youth with Promise

Meet Reyna.  She’s resilient, strong, and knows how to advocate for herself. Reyna struggled with a lot of trauma and anger issues throughout her life.  She was feeling stuck in the system and starting to age out of foster care when she found Wisconsin Promise. With support from Wisconsin Promise including trauma-informed care, which is the center of former Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker’s Fostering Futures initiative, Reyna has begun to harness her independence.

Watch Reyna’s Story

“I was starting to age out of foster care.  My resources for help were running really low, so we found the Promise grant. And Promise grant was like, we can help you.”Reyna

“Now knowing my needs, the steps I can take to help myself. I need to be able to pull myself aside and help collect myself.”Reyna

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