Live on-line showcase of Foster Youth Action across the US
Next Wednesday, June 15th * 1 PM PST / 4 PM EST * 90 Minutes
This special on-line event is open to the public. Please join us!
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Foster Youth in Action (FYA) can't help but marvel at the events taking place nationwide: foster youth-led organizations are rising together to fight for the futures of all current and former foster youth. And yet, somehow, child welfare news headlines seem to be missing coverage of this historically significant theme. FYA's Voices Rising Showcase flips that script. Through a live video presentation organized by FYA, youth and young adult reps from 10 foster youth-led groups get a chance to tell their own unique stories of action. We hope you will join us!
Hear directly from young leaders in each of ten groups as they share stories, progress, success, & lessons learned
Q & A with youth presenters
Get educated about, get connected to, and get inspired by these powerful leaders
Ten powerful examples of foster youth leadership & action California Youth Connection’s fight for laws that improve the rights of foster youth to maintain connection with adopted siblings Florida Youth Shine’s initiative to use digital stories to raise awareness of foster care issues across the state Georgia EmpowerMEnt’s progress in advocating for extending foster care to 21 Hawaii Foster Youth Coalition’syouth-led trauma project drawing on Hawaiian tradition and culture to promote healing and build community Iowa’s Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) successful advocacy for three new news laws addressing Sex Trafficking of foster youth Maine’s Youth Leadership Advisory Team work to build youth and staff capacity to raise up youth voices at the local level Nebraska’s Project Everlast’s mission to create normalcy opportunities for foster youth through the passage of the Nebraska Strengthening Families Act Oregon Foster Youth Connection’s recent legislative victories securing savings accounts and increasing after-school opportunities for youth in care Philadelphia’s Youth Fostering Change’s campaign to bring youth perspectives on improving college access for foster youth Texas’ Voices for Change’ssuccessful advocacy for a state ombudsman that protects the rights of youth in care