The Action Network trainers trained 50 Virginia youth from all 5 regions on how to conduct a “Youth Shout Out” in their region later this fall. A “Shout Out” event gives youth in that region an opportunity to identify issues they are passionate about and make specific policy recommendations on how to make improvements in those areas. Each region is now
Training team member Nicole Demedenko Lehman was invited by the WV Chafee Foster Care Independence Program to present to their annual Youth Transitioning Conference to introduce the Action Network and see if the youth would be interested in joining. The presentation was a big success and we are looking forward to further conversations with them this fall about joining the Network!