Monthly Archives: October 2013

HEROES Leadership Training

Christie Renick/ October 27, 2013/ Massachusetts

The FYA team was in western Massachusetts last weekend training with HEROES, FYA’s partner organization there. Set in a beautiful location with all of the magnificent fall color, FYA trainers Mitch Findley and Jayette Hightower conducted a visioning process with five youth leaders to help them determine what they wanted HEROES to be and how to get there. Included in

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FYA Founder Receives Legend Award

Christie Renick/ October 22, 2013/ California, FYA

FYA founder Janet Knipe was honored at the California Youth Connection (CYC) 25th anniversary celebration on October 16th at the Old Mint Building in San Francisco. Knipe, who served as Executive Director of CYC for 14 years, received CYC’s Legend Award, alongside Senator Mark Leno. “I am deeply grateful to my CYC family for this wonderful honor. CYC is such

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Updates from Oregon

Christie Renick/ October 4, 2013/ Oregon

Foster Youth Rights Bill of Rights (SB 123): OFYC worked hard this past legislative session to pass SB123 – a Foster Youth Bill of Rights! We are so pleased that it passed unanimously! Now, OFYC is working on implementation – adapting the language and writing the rules with DHS – and working on an outreach strategy to get the word

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Updates from Massachusetts

Christie Renick/ October 4, 2013/ Massachusetts

HEROES in Massachussets is back up and in action after taking the summer off. They are super excited about joining us for Leaders 4 Change at the end of October/beginning of November! Additionally, Foster Youth in Action is sending Mitch and Jayette out to Massachusetts on the weekend of October 18th to spend time with both youth and adults to

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Updates from Nebraska

Christie Renick/ October 4, 2013/ Nebraska

Project Everlast in Nebraska has been working on a handful of important tasks over the last few months. These are a few highlights of some of the great work happening across Nebraska:  Implementation Planning for LB 216 (Extended Supports and Services) Their PEER (Project Everlast Enrichment Retreat) was held in late July and involved work, fun and cooking out. Collaboration and

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Updates from California

Christie Renick/ October 4, 2013/ California

California Youth Connection’s (CYC’s) Summer Leadership and Policy Conference convened at California State University, Chico on July 26th-29th, 2013. They had over 200 attendees. Issues discussed included: High School Support Services, Group Home Reform, Transitional/AB 12 Housing and Sibling Visitations. In addition to the presentation made to the community on the Monday of the conference, CYC will be hosting a

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