The Power of Mentorship with Mr. Chip Finney

Mosaic Foster Parents Cafe by Takkeem Leon Morgan

Episode notes

Mr. Finney is special to me. He is my long-time mentor and adviser. When foster care disrupted my life, it was Mr. Finney who stepped in to support me and help guide me through the child welfare system. Without a doubt, he is the reason why I'm the man I am today.

A former English and history teacher, Mr. Finney's cheerful demeanor and ability to redirect my often misplaced energy helped our relationship flourish. Because of Mr. Finney's positivity, nurturing nature, and talent for keeping on an even keel, I believe he has the perspective needed to help re-imagine foster care. And because of our experience, I know he can provide valuable guidance for other mentors in the child welfare space. These traits and his commitment to supporting me are also why I want to honor him as one of our #HeroesOfFosterCare.

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