Monthly Archives: June 2013

Oregon Foster Youth Connection Launches Summer Summits

Janet/ June 25, 2013/ Oregon

Members of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) have been planning a series of youth summits across Oregon this summer. The first was held in Grande Ronde with the Confederated Tribes and focused on Native American young people, who are disproportionately represented in foster care in Oregon. The Summit gave youth from the Confederated Tribes and OFYC members a chance

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Congratulations to the Oregon Foster Youth Connection!

Janet/ June 25, 2013/ Oregon

Our heartfelt congratulations go out to all of the dynamic, strong leaders of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) as the inch their way closer to a huge legislative victory in Oregon. Their bill, SB123, The Foster Care Bill of Rights, passed the Oregon legislature on June 21 and is now on Governor Kitzhaber’s desk who has said he will

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Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day 2013

Janet/ June 25, 2013/ Oregon

Last Tuesday, May 21st, in partnership with Foster Club, Foster Care Alumni of America, and the Congressional Caucus on Foster Care, Foster Youth in Action helped to host and coordinate the second annual Youth Shadow Day on the Hill! This is a day that allows current and former foster youth to spend the day with a member of Congress so

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News from Washington and the Mockingbird Society

Christie Renick/ June 6, 2013/ Washington

The Mockingbird Society is one of our newest partners. Based in the state of Washington, they have been doing stellar work for the past 12 years. This year they are continuing their great work by bringing over 200 youth together for their Youth Advocacy Day in February to support Extending Care to 21 (SB5405), Sibling Visits (SB5389), and 72-hour Notification

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Updates from Oregon Foster Youth Connection

Christie Renick/ June 6, 2013/ Oregon

After their tremendous success in 2011 passing legislation to provide tuition waivers to foster youth at any public university or community college in Oregon,the Oregon Foster Youth Connection is back at it this year doing the necessary work to pass an Oregon Foster Youth Bill of Rights (SB123). This bill will ensure that youth in care are aware of their

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