Arc of Dreams: from foster care to the courtroom
Sioux Falls, SD The Arc of Dreams Sculpture will span the Big Sioux River between 6th and 8th street in downtown Sioux Falls.
This project is designed to recognize the people who made their dream come true and inspire others to dream big right here in Sioux Falls.
Like the story of Sioux Falls attorney Kasey Olivier, a former foster child who is now working to inspire the next generation of girls to dream big.
“I knew that to be successful you had to go to college and I ended up here at Augustana,” Olivier told a group of young girls.
For Olivier, just getting to college was a big achievement.
“When I was younger I wanted to be successful, but to me I didn't know what success meant,” she said. “At that point in time I was 18-years-old and success really meant not having to live pay check to pay check or wondering if I was going to have to go to the food shelf again to eat or wondering if I was going to have heat that month.”
Olivier grew up in the foster care system.
“I think it’s extremely lonely growing up in foster care because it’s hard to relate to other people when you're going through that situation,” Olivier said.
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