"Nothing's ever permanent in foster care" is how Rookie Reporter Michael Jacobson describes his life in the system. Just when he thinks things are settling down, he gets yet another case worker or must move to a new home. In fact, Michael has lived in seven different homes in just four years. Teenagers are the most difficult foster kids to place in homes, and Michael's story gives listeners a chance to hear first-hand why that's the case.
I am Michael Jacobson. I am 6 feet and 1 inch tall. I was born in Brooklyn, but have lived in Staten Island for the past six years now. I lived in Sheepshead Bay and Flatbush before moving to Staten Island. I am 17-years-old. I love to skateboard and do street art. I spend my time at home researching things for fun. My plans are to be either a forensic scientist or a fire fighter. I live in Bulls Head, but I am in foster care so nothing’s permanent. I was in the 2010 Staten Island film festival for the graffiti documentary (written in 2011).