Name: Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition
Representing: ~1,400 young people in foster care
Mission: The Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition (“HFYC”) is a youth-led organization that empowers youth voice within the community and state to advocate and support current and former displaced youth
Description: HFYC is a youth-led organization that provides education on the needs of foster youth, self-advocacy skills training, resources for current and former foster youth ages 14-24, leadership, and opportunities for foster youth to help improve the foster care system. The Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition is statewide and has local chapters on Oahu, in Kona and Hilo; Maui and Kauai.
- 5/2/15: Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition Hosted an all-day 5th Annual Real World Event: Hawaii business leaders taught Hawaii foster youth how to tackle budgeting, banking, housing, insurance, and finding a career.
- 12/19/13: Hawaii Foster Youth Receive National Award: Three young adults from Hawaii have received a national award that recognizes their outstanding leadership skills. The National FosterClub annually recognizes 100 young people from across the country who demonstrate leadership, personal accomplishment, educational achievement, and service to their peers. FosterClub awardees range in age from 16 -24 and have spent a portion of their childhood in foster care …