Jimmy Wayne received a plaque from the Tennessee State Senator DougOverbey, Representative Mark White & StateTreasurer David H. Lillard Jr., at the Grand Ole Opry for his advocacy work with foster care services to young adults.
Jimmy Wayne who also experienced life as a foster care child has always empathized with the youth who are in the system & trying to gain independence. Recently the singer/songwriter helped persuade state legislators in both houses of the General Assembly to unanimously adopt a bill to allow adults between ages 18 & 21 to receive foster care services.
“Jimmy Wayne has been a tireless advocate on behalf of young people in need of foster care, so it is fitting that he is being honored with this resolution,” Treasurer Lillard said. “This new law will provide security to a critical group of young people as they are making the transition from childhood to adulthood. Every Tennessean is proud of Mr. Wayne’s efforts.” (Quote via MusicRow.com)