ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Titan Voice Michael Crane: Former Foster Youth Grad Comes Full Circle, Lands Dream Job

Michael Crane stands at a podium.

I lived in a group home in Riverside for the majority of my high school experience, from my sophomore year until the day I graduated in 2010. During that time, I would take part in weekly Independent Living Program classes, which are designed to help foster youth achieve self-sufficiency and prepare them for life before they leave the foster care system.

Topics included personal finance, job readiness, mock interviews and a number of other “real-world” skills administrators thought we needed. One topic I don’t seem to remember being covered though was going on to college after high school.

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