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11 Steps to Self-Sufficiency

Take action by taking the steps


11 Steps to Self-Sufficiency is a book that has a focus on guiding foster care youth and young adults toward an adulthood of self sufficiency. Ms. Mclean shares her story and tips on how she was capable of sustaining herself while having to endure the weight of bricks—trials, tribulations, turmoil, and  trauma. These 11 steps are not in chronological order. The idea is to call on these methods whenever you see fit. This book is a first step in finding ways to heal yourself while working toward a place of self love, self acceptance and SELF-SUFFICIENCY! 

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You can purchase 11 Steps to Self Sufficiency on Amazon in paperback or as an e-book today.  5% of all proceeds will go back to providing resources and support for the foster youth community via Poppy Muse.

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About the Author

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Tameka Mclean
Founder & CEO of Poppy Muse

At age 13 she was placed into her first group home in Rockland County, NY. Then seven years later aged out at 21. Tameka's ultimate goal is to eradicate the harsh statistics of the foster care community, and to ensure that current and former foster youth can thrive while coping with the trials and tribulations of life.  To learn the details of her life story, click here to purchase your first copy of this inspiring story and to learn how you can keep yourself on the path of success as a former foster youth.

Tameka Mclean is the Founder and CEO of Poppy Muse Inc. She is passionate about making a change in the foster care system and eventually, the world. Amidst all of life’s challenges, she obtained a Degree in Computer Applications Management, and is also an alumna of LIM (Laboratory Institute of Merchandising). Tameka along with the support of her community and team are doing the work to help both current and former foster youth thrive no matter their background or life challenges.

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Need to know. . .

The U.S. foster care system impacts some of our country’s most vulnerable youth.


Foster kids in the US


Foster kids aging out

(per year)

1 of 4

Foster kids become  homeless after aging out

60% of 100,000

Foster kids were sex trafficked in 2020 

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