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Demontea was in the the foster care system in the state of California and is a graduate student at the University of Southern California, where he is working towards his Masters in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs. His ability to connect and motivate those around him in addition to being a team player will be an asset in the Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program®. The FYI Program is a highly esteemed ten-week congressional internship for young adults who spent their formative years in the foster care system. As part of the program, Demontea will participate in networking events with leaders in the business community and child welfare advocates who represent a wide variety of policy and non-policy related disciplines. He will also meet with legislators to discuss important issues that youth in foster care face and their shared vision for bringing about change in this area. At the conclusion of the program, Demontea will author a policy report of recommendations on improving the federal foster care system. This report will be presented at a Congressional briefing and a briefing to the White House Domestic Policy Council, as well as disseminated across the country.