AmeriCorps Peer Mentors
Ky Rodriguez is currently a student at Ohio University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Pre-Law. She is passionate about the environment and has been a strong advocate for foster care youth in the state of Ohio. Ky has also had the pleasure of advocating on behalf of herself and other foster youth on the national level through ACTION OHIO. She hopes to share her experience with other young people and help guide them through the emancipation process.
Lamar Graham is a former foster youth who spent 8 years in care. After completing his first bachelor’s degree and working for some time, he decided to head back to school to get a short-term certificate to pursue a career in supply chain management. He is passionate about sharing his experiences and using it to guide young people currently in the foster care system.
Amadea Jennings is a senior at the Ohio State University majoring in Social Work. With her education, she plans to work with youth who are currently in, or have aged out of the foster care system. With her experience being a previous foster child herself; her hope is to inspire even just one young person to know all things are possible, despite your background.
Cloe Cooper is a former foster youth who serves as Housing Liaison for ACTION Ohio. She also serves as a Children's Services Transformation Intern for ODJFS, as a member of the Ohio Supreme Court subcommittee responding to Child Abuse Neglect & Dependency, as a member of the OhioRISE Advisory Council, and as a Peer Mentor through Ohio Children’s Alliance and Americorps. Cloé is the Founder and President of the Fostering Achievement Network a support network for former foster youth attending The Ohio State University. She co-facilitates Project PASSION, which provides no-cost professional attire to current and former foster youth entering the workforce in central Ohio and volunteer's with RLC Columbus, a non-profit organization that seeks to end food waste in the Columbus, Ohio community.