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"We cannot always  
build the future for our youth, but  
we can build our youth for the future."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

James Eggers



James Eggers
CEO

Why Foster Skills?
Foster Skills provides me with a unique opportunity to give back to those in need in my community. I am an extremely motivated individual, but I haven't always been. Through Foster Skills I will have the chance to help someone avoid making some of the same mistakes I made during high school.

Outside of Foster Skills:
James Eggers is a native of New Jersey. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelors degree in international affairs and with minors in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Political Science from Northeastern University. James is currently pursuing a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.

While in high school, James helped set up and run a gift donation program at the Bonsal school in Camden, NJ as well as a Prom Dress drive for girls in Camden. James was a four year class treasurer and used that experience to become the treasurer of the Portuguese Cultural Club, the Semper Fi Society and the Power Lifting Club at Northeastern University.

Originally recruited as a decathlete for the track and field team, James held a spot on the varsity roster until a knee surgery sidelined him. He went on to join the power-lifting club where he became the 2010 East Coast Regional American Open Champion in the 165lb division. James was a student government senator for two years, and for the past three years he has worked as a writing tutor and tutor coordinator for the General Studies Program.

He completed one co-op with the United States Secret Service where he was able to meet, President Barack Obama, and former President Bill Clinton. James' other co-op was with the World Class Cities Partnership under the tutelage of former NU standout grad, Mike Lake. He was also able to complete an internship with the Portuguese Consulate here in Boston. James went on three faculty led Dialogue of Civilizations, he was a student leader on the Dialogues to Brazil and Portugal and was also a member of the Dialogue to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.

James has experience working with special education students as a Teach For America Corps Member. He is the former Chief of Staff and Vice President of Foster Skills. After Marquis resigned as CEO to take over as Chairman, James was selected to become the next CEO.

Fun fact:
James can teach you how to 'dougie'.

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LESS THAN 3%
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