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.