"I DON'T WANT TO BE A VOICE FOR THE UNHEARD.
I WANT TO TEACH THE UNHEARD HOW TO FIND THEIR VOICES, AND LET THEM SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES."
~ LORELEI DARLING
Our Latest Project:
Virtual Fundraisers: Coming Soon!
Covid-19 has nothing on us! Just because there is a global pandemic, doesn't mean that foster and homeless youth don't need our help! Starting in the early September of 2020, our Teens4Teens crew will be hosting virtual fundraisers via Instagram Livestreams!
Read Our Story With Voyage LA Mag!
Today we’d like to introduce you to Lorelei Darling.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
It’s pretty crazy for me to look back on myself and how I began this work. I was only eight years old when I started working with foster youth. A lot of people think I am currently, or was previously, in the system, but I wasn’t, I never was. I actually have a pretty close-knit family, especially from being homeschooled my entire life alongside my two brothers. I always used to beg my parents to adopt another kid, because in the eyes of an eight years old girl, having two boys in the house wasn’t always the most fun. I wanted a sister. So, after begging my parents to foster and/or adopt a kid, and after being told “no” a million times, I decided to start working with the kids who are in the foster care system. I figured if I couldn’t bring them into my family, I could at least try to in a way, become their family. I wanted to give the support that every kid deserves.
Photography Done By Truman Hatfield