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Chronicle of Social Change Covers FYA’s 2016 Poll of Foster Youth Issues

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We are excited to report that FYA's 2016 Poll of Foster Youth Issues received recent coverage in the the Chronicle of Social Change.  The article highlighted, among other facts, that "Results indicated that sibling visitation, homelessness prevention, college access and success, and opportunities for independent living are the top priorities...
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An Open letter to the Foster Youth in Action Community

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November 9th, 2016 Dear Friends, colleagues, allies, and partners, This election has shown the deep divisions in this country and is a stark reminder of how important it is for us to remain united in our struggle for justice. Our country is divided, but Foster Youth in Action (FYA) remains...
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In DC on Saturday, October 22nd? Please join us for a National Showcase of Foster Youth Action!

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Please Join Us Foster Youth Action Showcase  Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 10:00am - 12:30pm Hear Presentations from young leaders in foster care about their local and state advocacy work Welcome 10:00am Presentations & Q&A 10:15am Networking 12:00pm   Learn More About Priority Issues identified by young people who have experienced foster care...
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FYA to hold first press conference on National foster youth priorities October 24th

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FYA is so excited to hold our first press conference as the culminating event of the national conference on October 24th.  TWENTY-ONE foster youth-led organizations representing their states come together to release the results of Foster Youth in Action’s national poll on the priorities of today’s foster youth. Foster Youth...
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2015 Leaders for Change Conference a Great Success!

Category : FYA Leaders 4 Change
I can say the Leaders for Change Conference was the best conference I have ever been to. At the end, I felt knowledgeable, liberated, and empowered.   - Youth Attendee This year’s Leaders for Change conference comprised the largest group of foster youth advocates to ever convene in Washington, DC. In...
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FYA HOT TOPICS WEBINAR: GROUP HOMES

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WHEN: Wednesday, December 16th at 4 PM PST / 6 PM CST / 7 PM EST TIME: ONE HOUR OUR PANELISTS: * Joy Anderson, policy coordinator with foster youth advocacy group CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTION * Youth leaders and staff with foster youth advocacy group FLORIDA YOUTH SHINE * Staff Attorney...
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FYA Hosts Webinar for FYA Partners on Implementation of Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014

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On September 29th, 2014, President Obama signed into law new federal rules that could make a real difference for foster youth across the US. Current and former foster youth pushed for this law to happen – a big victory for foster youth advocates! However, there’s more work to do. The...
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Leadership Council

FYA is seeking a youth rep from each FYA partner and exploratory site (TX and CO) to plan the next Leaders for Change Conference in DC in October 2015. Download the fact sheet with a schedule and link to an on-line application. Click here if the pdf link isn't working for...
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Their Own Voices: Foster Youth Advocate for Policy Change in Oregon, California & Colorado

Category : California FYA Oregon
    Youth and adult supporters from FYA partner organizations have been busy convening at state capitols where they advocate for policy change to improve the lives of young people in their respective states. FYA supports these groups by providing training and skill-building activities, which help young people better articulate...
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Executive Summary Released for FYA’s Advocacy Trainings Project

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An executive summary of Foster Youth in Action’s (FYA) research project, conducted in partnership with Dr. Toni Naccarato of the University at Albany, is now available to download. The study, titled Advocacy Trainings Project: A Multi-state Evaluation of Positive Youth Development, seeks to evaluate the impact of participation in FYA’s...
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