16 Sep 2020
A Chance in the World
Taken from his mother at age three, Steve Klakowicz lives a terrifying existence. Caught in the clutches of a cruel foster family and subjected to constant abuse, Steve finds his only refuge in a box of books given to him by a kind stranger. In these books, he discovers new worlds he can only imagine and begins to hope that one day he might have a different life–that one day he will find his true home. Armed with just a single clue, he sets on a nearly impossible journey only to find nothing is what it seems.
Understand the trauma-inducing effects of foster care a child who spent over 16 years in the foster care system
Better understand the lifelong impact of advocacy
Identify the intersection between race and social work through the eyes of someone who grew up in the system