(KTVI) - This is Bryant Powell. By the time he was 10 years old, Bryant had already lived with 12 foster families. He was a kid who may have fallen through the cracks, if it wasn't for a system that in his case worked, due to the persistence of his 13th foster family, the Powells of Belleville, Illinois.
The Powells adopted Bryant and guess what, this weekend he will complete a project that will earn him the Boy Scout's highest rank of Eagle Scout.
His project sets out to help kids who are where he used to be. “Maybe Days” is a book for children in fostercare. It was written by three therapists.
The projects is a 20-mile bike ride from Belleville Signal Hill to Scott Air Force Base. He is hoping to raise $1,000 to purchase “Maybe Days” for students in schools around the Belleville area.
Any money over Bryant’s goal will be donated to the Foster Adopt Program at Catholic Social Services in Belleville.
Donations can be made to:
BSA Troop 520
809 Jackson Street
Belleville, IL 62220