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FYA Releases First-of-its-Kind Report on Foster Youth-Led Organizing


Posted on July 31, 2018

FYA is proud to announce the publication of an important new report on foster youth engagement.  Drawing on research and FYA's own experience, we lift up the power and the promise of grassroots, youth-led action for individual AND systems transformation. 

Inside the pages of this publication, we make the case for this approach, highlighting the significant individual and systems impact potential, and describe in detail a set of six practices specifically for organizing with youth with lived experience in the foster care system.  Readers will also find some important stories that provide great examples of this work in action in multiple communities. 

As the report strongly asserts, youth organizing is a powerful strategy and should be expanded. We conclude report by lifting some key considerations for the field in taking next steps to grow this strategy nationally. 

This report, which was made possible by a grant from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, is available for download here.

FYA organized a national webinar to launch this report, featuring young leaders and adult allies from California Youth Connection and Colorado's Project Foster Power.  See a recording of this one hour webinar here, as well as coverage of the report and webinar in the pages of the Chronicle of Social Change here