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FYA partners are youth-led advocacy groups from all over the United States. These partners are securely funded, stable, community-based organizations who recognize their own potential and are committed to increasing their effectiveness as advocates.
FYA program partners will:
Embrace the values of true youth engagement and leadership
Have current and former foster youth recently out of care as committed members of their advocacy group
Have adequate local adult support
Have appropriate administrative and financial support
Demonstrate that they can support and sustain these advocacy programs long term
Benefits of Being an FYA Program Partner
Customized services (training, coaching, and online resources) based on stated vision and goals
Excellent trainers who all share a history in foster care
A leadership/advocacy coach for support
Access to online learning and resources
Opportunity for foster youth in program partners around the United States to meet and learn from each other at the FYA annual Leaders for Change national conference
Participation in a national evaluation project on positive youth development and well being