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FYA works to build a movement led by young people directly impacted by the foster care to radically transform child welfare.  Drawing on a youth organizing approach, FYA trains and equips foster youth to be strong leaders and organizers; grows the capacity of groups to engage a broad base of youth to work for justice; and connects change agents across the country.

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Building Capacity

We work to start up and build up organized groups of current and former foster youth to get strong, grow their base, and be successful in pushing for changes in their communities and states.

Youth Organizing Institute

Organizer's Fellowship

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Training and Equipping Young Leaders

FYA delivers high quality training and services to build leadership and organizing skills for current and former foster youth nation-wide.

Building Block Series

Customized Youth Organizing & Leadership Development Training

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Creating Connections

FYA connects and lifts up local foster youth-led groups and their young leaders from more than 20 states.


Leaders for Change