Join the JLC for our February GMM (Feb 22, 2016) to hear speaker Adrian McLemore discuss his time in the foster system and his amazing journey of growth.
Adrian McLemore came into care at the age of 6. For the next 12 years he would span three states, bouncing between his parents and the foster care system. Since emancipating from care, Adrian has focused his efforts on improving the system and improving the lives of youth in care. In 2004, he cofounded a youth advisory board in Montgomery County, Ohio. In 2006, he founded and led the highly regarded Ohio Youth Advisory Board, a statewide board dedicated to serving Ohio’s youth in care and lobbying for better outcomes while youth are in care and when they emancipate. In 2011, the Independent Scholars Network was started at his school, Wright State University. This innovative program surrounds students who come from the foster care system with essential services to help them succeed while in college. Today he serves on numerous boards and organizations including the Ohio Supreme Court Committee on Children, Foster Care Alumni of America-Ohio. He is a certified trainer with the Ohio Child Welfare Training Program, and he continues to support the board he helped found. Adrian is currently pursuing a political science degree at Wright State University, with the hope of furthering his education at a graduate level in public administration. Adrian plans to pursue a career in public service with an eye for the White House.