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The William Gladden Foundation proudly announces that the Chair of our Board of Directors received acknowledgement for his tireless efforts to improve the outcomes of America's foster children.
Dr. John Seita's alma mater, Western Michigan University, developed the John Seita Scholarship to help undergraduate students who have aged out of foster care pursue their educational goals.
Listen to Dr. Seita's podcast on the state of foster care in America by clicking on this link http://spartanpodcast.com/?p=356
And make certain to read Matt Damon's foreword to Dr. Seita's book, Kids Who Outwit Adults.
Waln K. Brown, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO