In observance of National Foster Care Month, the Bridge to Brilliance series hosted by the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration will feature a panel discussion with UHV students previously in foster care about how education and other resources have impacted their lives.
Bridge to Brilliance: Foster Youth Celebration will be a virtual event from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday on Microsoft Teams. The event will be hosted by Crystal Lindsey, digital marketing consultant at the Victoria Advocate and author of “Grit & Gratitude: The Former Foster Youth’s Playbook for Adulting.” She will facilitate a panel discussion with three UHV students who previously were in foster care. Discussion will focus on their personal experiences and how students and entrepreneurs can employ resources and strategies to move past trauma and create a better life for themselves.
“This event is for everyone and brings awareness that for those who have experienced homelessness, loss of a parent, divorce or any trauma at a young age, education can be the key to helping them find a purpose,” said Rosie McCusker, manager of student recruitment and outreach for the UHV School of Business Administration. “Education offers a focus to move forward toward a brighter future.”
Lindsey has a personal understanding of the topic, as she was once in the foster care system. Her book focuses on how she learned to overcome struggles in her life and fight for…