Likes: Lacrosse, hiking, fishing, puzzles, reading, humility, gratitude
Dislikes: Onions, spiders, doing laundry
Micah graduated in May 2023 from Kennesaw State University with a BS in Human Services specializing in Social Engagement & Advocacy and with a Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) Minor. Micah is passionate about foster care and adoption. He was born in Texas and grew up in the foster care system, until he was adopted at age 8 and raised in Georgia. With newfound stability, structure, and love, Micah’s entire world was transformed once he was adopted.
Now Micah’s primary life goal is to ensure that no child, particularly those who require out-of-home placements, grows up in an atmosphere structured to make them feel defective or unlovable. Because this is not the current system's reality, resilient youth who require placement in out-of-home settings have capabilities that may not be recognized, shaped, and celebrated to build and sustain powerful caring relationships that represent the best of healthy development. Foster care alumni have had tough but rich experiences that are critical in re-inventing foster care practice and policy. Micah’s goal is audacious, but he hopes to one day be part of the team that changes foster care in the U.S. — from the perception of an intractable problem to the reality of a positive impact on communities and a source of pride.
Micah was first introduced to Atlanta Angels through his KSU student internship and was drawn to the Atlanta Angels mission, values, and positive impact on a community that is often overlooked