"The more we stand for real, living children, the better we can learn to meet their needs. Treehouse is a great example of an organization that shows the country the actions necessary to meet the needs of children."
Sixto Cancel moved through several foster homes from the time he was 11 months old. He is now a member of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council, providing policy recommendations and youth perspective to the Administration for Children and Families for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He currently serves on the board of directors for the National Foster Care Coalition. As a Young Fellow at Jim Casey Youth Opportunity, Cancel had the opportunity to participate in national conversations on how to improve outcomes for youth aging out of foster care. He has been a guest at the White House four times and presented about foster care issues at over 20 conferences, including the Governor’s Association, Harvard Law, and the Center for Enterprise Development. As a 2012 Foster Club All Star, Cancel was invited to President Obama’s Inauguration to represent youth in foster care. Sixto is the founder of Think of Us, a commitment of action to the Clinton Global Initiative University, aimed at providing education and work opportunities to youth and foster care alumni.