Miani Giron is a 2012 WLP alum from Gardena High School and a former foster care youth. She received her B.S. from Syracuse University in 2016 and is currently enrolled in the UCLA medical school. Miani is the first in her family to go to college. She was featured in the Sept. 2016 issue of the Humanist Magazine.
Eclasia Wesley, Mentor Educator (WLP 2009) is a former foster youth who has graduated from Mount St Mary’s College in 2018. She has been active in her community working with foster youth organizations such as Alliance for Children’s Rights and Kidsave. Resilience and strength have played a huge part in her success along with support from caring adults that have helped her thrive. She is currently working at a non profit with pregnant teens. She believes it’s important to have a strong support system and people who believe in you. She was awarded the 2016 L.A. Urban Policy Roundtable’s “Spirit of the Kings” award for her work with foster youth