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Bar Exam Classes and Fees for Derrick who serves as a child welfare changemaker

Posted Mar 15, 2022
Derrick received his MSW, applied to law school, was accepted, and is almost at the finish line. What Derrick has accomplished in his life is nothing short of extraordinary, but he has one last step to complete his academic journey after graduating law school this spring - taking and passing the Maryland Bar Exam. Derrick came to One Simple Wish seeking support with his bar exam classes, and the fees necessary to apply to take the bar exam. We, as a community, cannot stand by and watch as this out of reach cost could possibly derail Derrick from achieving his dreams. And today is his birthday!! What an amazingly, sweet birthday gift to Derrick for him to have his wish granted today. Once he is an attorney, Derrick will never allow a child to go through the legal system without proper representation, and he will never break his promise to serve as their voice.

Derrick is 39 years old and lives in LA

Derrick has dedicated his life to being a voice to the voiceless - children growing up in the foster care system who are scared and broken, who feel powerless and caught in a system that sometimes doesn't protect them. Derrick knows all too well how these children feel, because he was once that child in foster care that didn't have a voice, having to move school districts, forced to give up playing his beloved sport, basketball, and worrying about where he was going to land. Fortunately, through years of perseverance, Derrick found his way in this world, and went on to serve as Chair of Florida Youth Shine, where he had a hand in shaping child welfare reform and legislation in Florida. Derrick is excited to be graduating law school and becoming a child advocacy attorney.

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