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Former foster kids turned authors Alexis and Justin Black highlight UGA’s 2021 virtual Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

Alexis Black was 6 when her mother died, 13 when her father went to prison. Justin Black lived in abandoned houses in a bad Detroit neighborhood before his parents surrendered him to the state at age 9. Alexis and Justin… Full story

AT&T Foundation contribution to support Embark Georgia network

A $25,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation will help the University of Georgia increase college access and retention for youth who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Embark Georgia, founded and run by UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development,… Full story

Galloping into new leadership techniques at the Fanning Institute

Brittany Adams-Pope introduced a new tactic to help teenagers build their leadership skills during a summer program at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development. Her approach? Hold your horses. Literally. “Horses are empathetic animals. They pick up on our… Full story

UGA, Fanning Institute host inaugural Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

Instead of just hearing about the barriers to college admission that face youth who are homeless or in foster care, about 150 people at UGA for the Embark Georgia Leadership Conference got to experience the obstacles and the frustration. For… Full story