Jimmy Wayne Joins Forces With Governor Bill Haslam On Bill
January 31, 2012 at 1:32 PM (PT)
Country artist JIMMY WAYNE has teamed up with TENNESSEE Governor BILL HASLAM to help continue a program that has helped many foster children transition into adulthood. The bill titled “Transitioning Youth Act,” provides assistance to foster children between the ages of 18-21 once they age out of the foster care system, in both educational and professional terms. WAYNE will testify in front of the COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN AND FAMILY AFFAIRS at the STATE CAPITOL on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8th.
WAYNE said, “When I was a 16-year-old homeless kid, BEA and RUSSELL COSTNER, who were in their mid-70s, gave me a home, That kind of support and stability allowed me to go back to high school, on to college and also the chance to pursue my dream to be in music. Every child deserves the kind of support that BEA and RUSSELL gave to me. I'm hopeful the great state of TENNESSEE will continue to provide its foster kids with that support.”
WHITE added, “I have studied this issue over the past few weeks and feel very strongly about making sure this program continues for teenage foster children. JIMMY WAYNE is a great example of what happens when young adults are provided a helping hand. Far too often, they are forgotten and left behind. We can do better than that in Tennessee and it’s an honor to be carrying such important legislation.”
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