Arek is a bright and fun young woman. She has been in foster care since 2018 and currently has no contact with her family. Arek is Sudanese, and it is very important to her to be placed with a Sudanese family to stay connected to her culture. Arek excels at school and finished last school year with a 3.8 GPA. She also holds a steady job at a nearby gas station, and they always have great things to say about her. Arek has suffered a lot of trauma in her life and is working hard with a mentor and her therapist to ensure her mental health needs are met so she can succeed as she moves into independent living in the next couple of years.