February 16, 2017

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

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 among current and former foster […]

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November 9, 2016

An Open letter to the Foster Youth in Action Community

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 deeply committed to working across […]

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October 10, 2016

In DC on Saturday, October 22nd? Please join us for a National Showcase of Foster Youth Action!

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 National 4-H Conference Center 7100 […]

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October 9, 2016

FYA to hold first press conference on National foster youth priorities October 24th

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 leaders from around the country […]

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May 12, 2016

FYA Familia Grows to 16 Partners, Boosting National Credentials

FYA Familia Grows to 16 Partners, Boosting National Credentials It doesn’t hurt to be part of a community of resource-givers. Our staff contact at Florida Youth Shine, Geori Berman, said, “I like where [FYA] is headed. In the past year alone, I’ve been impressed with all the new resources and opportunities that Florida Youth Shine […]

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May 12, 2016

Growing the Home Team: We’re Hiring!

Growing the Home Team:  We’re Hiring! We’d like to invite everybody to join Executive Director Matt Rosen and the FYA team for a dance celebration, that will likely take place soon, to the tune of the Celebration Song: What are we celebrating? FYA employee headcount is climbing: We’re hiring a Director of Programs! Our job […]

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May 12, 2016

New Board Members Michael, Pamela, and Jamie!

New Board Members Michael, Pamela, and Jamie! In February of 2014, FYA Board Chair Emily Dulcan led the Board’s Expansion Task Force through a strategic search for candidates that fit the nimble and roll-up-your-sleeves type culture that characterize FYA’s board. In July 2015, they welcomed two innovators who complemented their mission: (1) Pamela Heisler, the […]

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May 12, 2016

Becoming Bigger Than What I am: “FYA Leaders United” Rebrands Itself

Becoming Bigger Than What I am: “FYA Leaders United” Rebrands Itself On April 27, this year’s crop of FYA youth council members participated in their third conference call in 2016. As some of our network’s most promising youth leaders, members commit to facilitating a total of 16 conference calls in 2016. Currently, 19 members represent […]

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May 11, 2016

Spotlight: An Interview with FYA Youth Leader Destiny on Becoming an Advocate

Spotlight: An Interview with FYA Youth Leader Destiny on Becoming an Advocate FYA shines a spotlight on one of our brightest youth voices: Destiny Landry from Springfield, Massachusetts. Destiny is a member of HEROES, a network partner expressly committed to empowering foster youth to become advocates, educators, and peer supporters. Destiny has made a name […]

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December 24, 2015

News from FYA founding member Oregon Foster Youth Connection

Oregon Foster Youth Connection Youth Leaders Katie Robinson and Nicole Stapp appointed by OR Gov. Kate Brown to State Advisory Committee to improve Child Welfare System. FYA is so glad to see state officials bringing Oregon youth voices to the table! Go here to read the article in the Portland Tribune.

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