Each year, Foster Youth In Action holds its Leaders for Change convening to bring together a group of powerful foster youth leaders from across the country.
Leaders for Change is a three-day peer-to-peer learning and support network where participants have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with one another, share advocacy strategy, and meet key stakeholders. A youth planning committee assists in creating the agenda and activities for each Leaders for Change convening.
Youth and adult supporters from FYA’s partner organizations engage in rigorous training and work together to create real change for foster youth. Collaboration and focus around specific issue areas help participants increase the capacity and effectiveness of their organization so that upon returning to their home state, they have the tools they need to take action locally.
Planning for L4C 2017 is underway!
“This conference was an incredible journey for our youth to start their leadership development.”
Betsy Fordyce, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center