#SADM22 – Paving the way!

Inspiring the next generation – Ashton (14)

In education, children are often made to think about their future and what it might look like. What you can do right now to bring that future to life? Are you going to work solely and tirelessly to bring that vision to fruition?

At 14, most of us could barely decide what for dinner let alone what a career and family life looked like.

Ashton on the other hand, the daughter of our foster carers Marie and Mike, has a solid plan and the intellect, dedication and personality to match.

What makes Ashton extra special, is that her plans aren’t just focused on material things or just on herself. She wants to use the skills developed in the foster family and become a carer herself.

Here is her nomination sent to us from her parents –

“Another fantastic school report which sits Ashton as predicted B/C for all GCSE going into year 10 in September, She is particularly proud of her scores in options of childcare and development which she has scored a level 1 distinction and food tech a level 2 distinction, Ashton dreams of being a teaching assistant and foster carer.
Ashton has completed her level swimming award and is now awaiting a membership for the young lifestyle gym.

Ashton continues to be our fostering backbone, she shows love, patience and continued understanding however tough things get, she loves unconditionally.

She will honestly go on to make the best foster carer in her future”

CFT Foster carers – Marie and Mike

Through Ashton’s exceptional actions, she is not only bringing out the best in herself, but being a totem for her family so they can be the best carers for the children in their care.

We rewarded Ashton with £50 to spend on herself.

Watch this space! There may be more to come from Ashton, later in the series 😉

If you’d like to share your story with us, and be celebrated as part of Son’s and Daughter’s month, get in touch here

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