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FYA Partners Weave Web of Connections

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FYA PARTNERS WEAVE WEB OF CONNECTIONS A network cannot hold merely through threads radiating out from the center.  Our strength and resilience comes not just from the depth of FYA's connections to each of our partners, but through the connections and links between and among them.   These cross-network partnerships are...
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FYA partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Baker &– McKenzie law firm for Bay Area foster youth leadership opportunity

Category : California FYA
FYA partners with HP Enterprise and Baker &– McKenzie law firm for Bay Area foster youth leadership opportunity: Youth Leader Susan Page gives her perspective FYA had the unique opportunity to partner with the incredible pro bono team of the international law firm Baker-McKenzie and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to...
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New Foster Youth Voice Program lifts off in Denver

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New Foster Youth Voice Program lifts off in Denver Colorado’s Foster youth now have a powerful program to help raise up their voices, thanks to the Denver-based Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. Betsy Fordyce, Director of the new Youth Empowerment Program at the Center, has hit the ground running, and...
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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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