Jerricka Stewart, right, and her Footsteps to the Future mentor, Andrea Perisho, unload Perisho's van after a day of shopping for clothes for Stewart's new job. Perisho, 56, has been Stewart's mentor since late May, and since then, she's stepped into a role that's part mother, part grandmother, she says. Stewart turned 18 in June, aging her out of the foster system she has been in since she was about 5-years-old. Stewart moved in to a transitional living home provided by Footsteps to the Future, a foster girls mentoring program. In the home, Stewart and her roommate, Casey Browning, 23, are responsible for paying rent, creating a monthly budget for themselves and they have to sign a participation agreement - no boys, no alcohol, no drugs. Lexey Swall/Staff

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Jerricka Stewart, right, and her Footsteps to the Future mentor, Andrea Perisho, unload Perisho's van after a day of shopping for clothes for Stewart's new job. Perisho, 56, has been Stewart's mentor since late May, and since then, she's stepped into a role that's part mother, part grandmother, she says. Stewart turned 18 in June, aging her out of the foster system she has been in since she was about 5-years-old. Stewart moved in to a transitional living home provided by Footsteps to the Future, a foster girls mentoring program. In the home, Stewart and her roommate, Casey Browning, 23, are responsible for paying rent, creating a monthly budget for themselves and they have to sign a participation agreement - no boys, no alcohol, no drugs. Lexey Swall/Staff

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