Graduate of the Year
Dayree Stokes was enrolled in the Parenting Skills Training Program (PTSP) as a minor. At the age of 17, she found herself with a baby and residing in foster care. While completing the PSTP, she graduated from high school. She navigated typical high school drama, living in foster care and maintaining custody of her young daughter, all while excelling in the Goodwill program.
Since aging out of foster care, Dayree has maintained independent housing and added another child to her family. Each day, Ms. Stokes encourages others to make the same kind of positive life-style changes. She continues to provide a safe and stable environment for her children.
“Goodwill staff helped me in numerous ways. It was like a family outside my family.”