Take the steps
"Your job is to reverse/unlock the chains. How do you do this? Dare to do the opposite of those that have come before you. Dare to stop the negative cycles of your family bloodline."
At age 13 Tameka was placed into her first temporary group home in Rockland County, NY. Then 8 years later aged out at 21. Her ultimate goal is to eradicate the harsh statistics of the foster care community, and to ensure that current and former foster youth can thrive while coping with the trials and tribulations of life. To learn the details of her life story, click here to purchase your first copy of this inspiring story, and to learn how you can keep yourself on the path of success as a former foster youth.
Tameka Mclean is the Founder and CEO of Poppy Muse Inc. (501c3 foster care agency). She is passionate about making a change in the foster care system and eventually, the world. Amidst all of life’s challenges, she obtained a Degree in Computer Applications Management, and is also an alumna of LIM (Laboratory Institute of Merchandising). Tameka along with the support of her community and team are doing the work to help both current, and former foster youth thrive no matter their background or life challenges.
SHE ADDS VALUE
One would ask "how does this young woman and her story add any value"? With her story and success as a former foster youth, she has the ability to create a clear view and feeling of what having heart, the ability to persevere, tenacity and determination could get you as a former foster. To sum it up, the value is in the vision and drive of someone that shares a relatable testimony to those she serves daily. Audiences, onlookers and youth will undoubtedly have the ability to connect.