The founders of Ampersand Families wondered if they could turn the clock back on statistics of kids aging out of care. What if more displaced youth experienced the commitment of a permanent, loving family and a safe place to heal? What if they transitioned to adulthood in a network of supportive, committed relationships, with a safety net for inevitable mistakes? What if every youth believed he or she was worthy of those things?

I’m proud that as a member of the board of Ampersand Families, I’m going along to find out.

About Me Sydnee is the Minnesota Heart Gallery Coordinator and a professional photographer by trade, coming to Ampersand with a love for photography, story-telling and youth. Sydnee holds dual degrees in both photography and English, which includes a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University in St. Paul and an associate’s degree from Minneapolis Community & Technical College. Her attention to detail, dedication to forming relationships and networking, passion for youth and excitement for new ideas makes her a great addition to the team at Ampersand Families.

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