Only half of children in foster care will receive a high school diploma. Only 10% of former foster youth go to college, and only 3% of those will graduate.
Since 2005, Kids to Love has awarded scholarships for certification training, trade schools and two- and four-year degrees, Kids to Love is committed to educating our kids in foster care. We honor recipients each year at our Scholarship Awards Luncheon. If you would like to attend this year’s Scholarship Awards Luncheon, click here for ticket info.
Kids to Love scholar Sacred Huff reached a remarkable goal, graduating from George Washington University School of Law.
Sacred captured two distinguished accolades during graduation festivities. She received the Michael Dillon Cooley Memorial Award and the Justice Thurgood Marshall Civil Liberties Award.
This first is awarded to members of the graduating Juris Doctor class who shared most generously of their time, compassion, and vitality to aid the intellectual and spiritual growth of fellow students.
The second is awarded to the student who demonstrates outstanding performance in and dedication to the field of civil rights and civil liberties.
Sacred is also a graduate of the University of Alabama Huntsville, where she completed her studies Summa Cum Laude in 2015.
David Petty graduated from the University of North Alabama in 2014. He went to graduate school pursuing a Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Alabama and graduated in 2016.
David and his brother Howard are regular volunteers with Kids to Love and our outreach efforts.
Laila-Rose Hudson walked across the stage to receive her law degree at Ohio State University in May 2022.
Laila-Rose received a Kids to Love scholarship to help with tuition when she attended college, and Kids to Love continued to support her as she continued her career track through law school.
She was a speaker at her law school graduation and has spoken at Kids to Love’s scholarship luncheon in the past, saying she takes any chance she is given to inspire children behind her in foster care.
“I just want foster kids to know, former and current, that they have something very meaningful to contribute to the world, even if it’s just their story,” she said. “And if it’s their artwork, if it’s their culinary abilities, they have something that’s worth something, and they should know that because I don’t think that they’re told enough.”