Alfred Gorton, Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania
Alfred Gorton grew up in our nation’s foster care system. Now he is advocating for children in similar circumstances. Since 2009, he has served on the Leadership Council of the Pennsylvania Partnership for Children’s Porchlight Project. As part of that group, he supported the passage of Pennsylvania’s Children in Foster Care Act. As a legislative intern for U.S. Senator Robert Casey, Al represented Pennsylvania in a national discussion of youth-driven advocacy models. This summer, he will intern as youth ambassador at the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program, mentoring youth and advocating for foster care policy change.