Released in 2018, this report makes FYA's case for youth-led organizing as a powerful strategy for foster youth engagement
A Introduction to Youth Organizing written by FYA for the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiatives
This is a curriculum about organizing led by young people impacted by the child welfare system. While it is a new curriculum, it draws deeply from the experiences of a long line of youth organizers and trainers in and outside child welfare.
Youth leaders and adult allies from FYA and its partners make the case for this youth engagement strategy on a June 28th, 2018 webinar.
Just as racism has been sewn into the fabric of American society, anti-Blackness is rampant within child welfare and adjacent social systems. During this webinar, Miranda Sheffield, Pomona City Council Candidate and organizer, and Dr. Akin Abioye, Founder of Altura Collaborative and Fellow with the Institute for Social Innovation examine the perpetuation of racism in the foster care system.
The National Center for Housing and Child Welfare provides an overview of the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative (FYI) and ways local youth-led groups and organizations can advocate in their states.