Jayne Amelia talks with former foster youth Jaronna Yates. Jaronna has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 22 years, spanning across three major studios, and is currently the Sr. Project Director with Illumination Entertainment heading up the Global Project Management Team for their Marketing Division. From ages five to 13, Jaronna was raised in a Catholic orphanage and lived in several foster homes in Louisville, KY. She was officially placed for adoption at age nine, eventually reuniting with her mother in her late teens. Jaronna has been an avid volunteer for organizations working with children and is on the Board of Directors with Peace4Kids, an organization that supports foster care youth in Los Angeles. She is an active member of Soka Gakkai International (SGI), a Buddhist lay organization, as a Vice Women’s Division leader for her home District. Her goal is to run a thriving foundation benefitting charitable organizations that focus on the development and success of youth, especially those in foster care. Jaronna is a mother to her 23-year-old son whom she loves and adores.
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