Momentum continues to build among foster youth who are interested in joining our youth led movement to make transformational change in the foster care system. The Action Network has had conversations with youth and advocates in 12 states about possible new partnerships and should be announcing our fourth program partner in December.
On October 23-25, the foster youth members of Oregon Foster Youth Connection (one of our program partners) held their first-ever Leadership and Policy conference. They had attended the California Youth Connection conference over the summer, and that experience inspired them to plan their own conference. Nine groups of youth presented recommendations in the areas of […]
United States Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Landrieu (D-LA) have established a Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, of which they are Co-chairs. Members of the Caucus staff met with young adults with a history in foster care, child welfare researchers, think tank associates, advocates and government officials for a series of working groups designed to address […]
I’m happy to tell you that the National Foster Youth Action Network is growing. Our program partners now include California Youth Connection, the Foster Youth Connection of Indiana, and Oregon Foster Youth Connection. We hope to expand far beyond this in the next five years. In August, the Action Network connected our three program partners […]
The National Foster Youth Action Network is proud to announce the selection of our first two program partners and their local sponsoring agencies: The Oregon Foster Youth Connection sponsored by Children First for Oregon (Portland) The Foster Youth Connection of Indiana sponsored by Child Advocates (Indianapolis) “The National Foster Youth Action Network is training foster […]