The Seattle Times: ‘Someone in Your Corner’ – One-on-One Coaches Help Washington Foster Kids Make the Leap to Adulthood

Tayonna Gaunt has a plan.

The 22-year-old recently signed a lease on her first apartment. She just started teaching at a preschool in Belltown. And now, she wants to buy her first car before enrolling in beauty school and starting a cosmetology business.

The only hurdle?

“It’s hard without someone in your corner,” Gaunt said at a coffee shop near her home recently, exhausted after a two-hour bus ride that capped a daylong training for her new job.

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