Antwone Fisher in town for Connecting The Dots conference.

Screenwriter Antwone Fisher speaks to about 500 incarcerated students Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Central Juvenile Hall School in Los Angeles. The feature film, "Antwone Fisher," and a memoir, "Finding Fish," have been incorporated into the Los Angeles County Probation Department student curriculum. Fisher's visit is part of the "Inside OUT Writing Program," were professional journalists teach writing skills to students. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Screenwriter Antwone Fisher speaks to about 500 incarcerated students Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, at Central Juvenile Hall School in Los Angeles. The feature film, "Antwone Fisher," and a memoir, "Finding Fish," have been incorporated into the Los Angeles County Probation Department student curriculum. Fisher's visit is part of the "Inside OUT Writing Program," were professional journalists teach writing skills to students. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Nationally-recognized speaker Antwone Fisher will be in Dayton June 12 for second annual Connecting The Dots conference.

Connecting The Dots was established to help Ohio’s foster children after they emancipate from care by connecting them with employers, job coaches and mentors to help them through challenges of everyday living.

Foster youths are one of our nation’s most vulnerable populations once they “age out” of the system.

Fisher, who wrote the self-titled story of his life which became a 2002 movie starring Denzel Washington, is an Ohio native who became a ward of the state after being born in prison to a teenage mother.

Montgomery County was selected as one of the five pilot locations for the Connecting the Dots initiative.

The program is open to former and current foster youth between the ages of 15 and 21.

Montgomery County’s Children Services and Workforce divisions, are hosting the conference.

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