Have you ever helped a child in need?

Growing up in and out of Foster care was no easy feat! I stressed out much too much as a child and had to adapt early on to changing environments and situations – this is never easy for a kid! I remember just wanting stability and a solid foundation. Have you ever gotten involved with your local children’s homes, Foster homes, or Big Brother/Big Sister groups? These are excellent ways to give back to society by helping our youth!

You can change the course of a child’s life by getting involved. Each year, I love to volunteer at the Hillsborough County Foster Angels program… this is just one small way of giving back (there are MANY!) Big Brothers/Big Sisters offers many different programs to assist you. One of my favorites is just visiting a child each day at lunch. ONE hour a day can change a life friends. I am living proof.  I remember gaining so many of my morals from mentors and teachers. You would be amazed at what a child can process!

Give back to society and start with the youth. Many babies will lay their heads down tonight with no one to show them the way. I encourage you.. step up and step in.. to change a life!

Love, hugs and health.

Ashley Nichole



  1. I’m so glad you posted about your experiences, both growing up in foster care and now, as an adult giving back. It’s nice to hear a success story, and great that you are passing it on, and also spreading the word about all the programs out there. I recently finished training as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), and hope to be able to take my first case soon (I’ve got to find work first though. Income is pretty important:)

    I’m looking forward to reading more of your thoughts!

  2. Lovely post! Totally agree that mentoring/time spent with positive adult role models can make such a difference to young people, and you are a great example of this 🙂

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