Your gift goes directly towards training 60 foster youth on how to tell their stories to powerful legislators in a way that gets results. Youth testify at hearings and win passage of new laws that expand their rights such as access to education and health care.
Your gift goes directly towards training 15 new foster youth leaders on how to plan and facilitate meetings and how to recruit more youth across their state. More foster youth join the group, learn that they DO have the power to make positive change in the system, and begin to speak up and organize.
Your gift will go directly toward supporting youth in Indiana, Oregon, Nebraska, Washington and Massachusetts to go to California to attend a policy conference put on by the experienced foster youth organizers of California Youth Connection. Youth feel part of a powerful foster youth community for the first time, and come back with lots of […]
Your gift in any amount will go directly towards helping a small team of youth organize a public education “Speak-Out” to talk about what it’s like to live in the foster care system. Community members attend, the local news runs a story and quotes the youth, and thousands of readers learn about foster youth’s experiences […]
Your gift in any amount goes directly towards funding the creation of videos of 3 foster youth for our website. The videos will reach a national audience and people are inspired to take action to help foster youth across the U.S.