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Rockstar Spotlight: Kenisha E. Anthony

We are excited to be highlighting the winners from this year’s RAVE (Rockstar Awards Virtual Edition).

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Kenisha E. Anthony is the recipient of the Marlene Matarese Advocate for Youth of the Year Award

This award is given to an individual who distinguishes themselves in the following ways:

  1. Outstanding and continued support and facilitation of youth and young adult voice as evidenced by involvement in youth-led projects, training, etc.
  2. Recognized as a significant support person for youth and young adults involved in advocating for positive systems change.
  3. Outstanding and continued commitment to being a champion for youth voice.
  4. Outstanding relationships with youth and young adults.

Now, let’s learn a little bit more about Rockstar, Kenisha E. Anthony!

Kenisha E. Anthony is a child welfare professional, award-winning foster care advocate, and author. Known for being resilient and bold, she’s an outspoken activist utilizing her experiences to empower others. As a foster care visionary, she published her eye-opening memoir, LABELED, and starred in the documentary, Foster Shock. Kenisha has been featured in notable publications such as NPR, Essence Magazine, The Miami Times, and The Miami Herald. When she isn’t working, you can find Kenisha trying something new or sharing memorable moments with family and friends. You can visit her online at

Thank you Kenisha for being a Rockstar!

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