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The Day I Age Out

Part Two: Fostering Independence

A three-part series following two foster youths as they age out of Washington State’s extended foster-care system.

September 27, 2016

Corey celebrates his 21st with friends and foster-family, but a blip in Corey’s past keeps him from being able to find an apartment. Mykell is living with her uncle and is able to stay in school, but decides to quit her job due to conflicts with school. Her Section 8 voucher (for affordable housing) will expire soon and she has still not been able to secure a place to rent.

All of these emotions inside... I just didn't know what to do. Seventeen years of not having parents and not knowing if I have any parents — and then all of a sudden they just show up out of nowhere. That’s hard.

—Corey

 

 



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Bryan Tucker

Bryan Tucker is a freelance producer and documentary filmmaker based in Seattle. His first feature-length documentary film, Closure, secured national cable broadcast distribution, regional broadcast distribution on KCTS 9’s “Reel NW” series and is available on Netflix, iTunes and Amazon VOD. Bryan works with a variety of freelance clients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and seeks out projects that elevate marginalized voices and address social justice issues.

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