Hosted by Phillip Thomas
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Sixto Cancel is CEO and founder of Think of Us. His experiences in foster care fuels his passion for shifting system policy and practice through the use of technology and data. As CEO of Think of Us, Sixto co-led the design and execution of the 1st ever White House Foster Care and Technology Hackathon which resulted in new federal regulations, new funding for tech in foster care, six additional hackathons, local technology initiatives, and helped shift the national conversation about foster care and tech. Sixto has participated in over 25 convenings as a panelist, keynote or presenter. Sixto has served as a Young Fellow at Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative since 2010, where he has worked on youth engagement, asset development, and permanency. Sixto has been recognized by the White House as a White House Champion of Change, a Millennial Maker by BET, and recently, Forbes recognized Sixto as one of 2017’s 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs.
Think of Us is a web and mobile life-coaching platform that helps foster youth navigate their transition to adulthood. The platform is like an Asana or Trello for foster youth, and it ensures that they are aware of all of the steps they have to take to navigate the foster-care system and that they are prepared to live independently after they turn 18 and are on their own.
Tune into the interview with Sixto and click through the corresponding slideshow to the left… (Photos courtesy of Think of Us.)