Brie Hayes was one of UpFront’s original Group Leaders.  She was in foster care for six years. Brie believes things happen that we can’t always control, but we can always learn from them and grow stronger. People describe Brie as passionate, funny, thoughtful, artistic and caring. She plans to attend college to study grant writing and business management. She is working as a chef in training now. She formerly worked with You Gotta Believe’s Nobody Ages-out Movement. Her message to adults is”you don’t always have to understand, but you should always be there to support young people the best you can.”