Pamela is a 23 year old young women referred to the R.J Leonard Foundation by Montgomery County Children and Youth. She was placed in foster care as a teen when her mother could no longer care for her. Pamela’s good grades in high school earned her acceptance and grant money to attend Franklin and Marshal. Family and financial difficulties contributed to poor grades, leading her to leave F&M after a year and a half. She has regrets now, and is focused and determined to continue her education in health care, possibly in the field of Occupational Therapy. Pamela works full time for a translating company while taking classes at a community college. RJLF has provided Pamela with college and career counseling, assisted her in finding her current job, and matched her with a dedicated Mentor. She is currently working on getting her driver’s license with plans to buy a used car, easing the commute to school and work.