State policymakers in Florida are challenged, this month, to walk a mile in the shoes of a foster family.
Monday was the kickoff of the "Walk a Mile" program, where three area youth, who've experienced time in the foster care system, were paired with three policymakers.
The policymakers will be given a small budget for living expenses and will have to maintain weekly contact with their appointed youth.
"It will let them know what we are going through. It will let them see exactly what it takes and what it feels like to be us," said Alnesha Williams, who was raised by a foster family.
Currently there are 30 states taking part in the Walk a Mile program.