May is National Foster Care Month!


Turn Up the Blue

Each May, we have an opportunity to raise public awareness for our cause — and you are invited to join in and make a difference! Below, you'll see the focus areas we are concentrating on, an assortment of social media memes you can share, and opportunities to share your story, fundraise, and take action. 


What's going on:


Dare to Care during National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a month set aside to renew our commitment to the more than 430,000 youth in foster care and the caring adults in their lives, like foster parents, child welfare professionals, state stakeholders, policymakers, and...

The FosterClub Wish List: Lend a Hand or Some Supplies

Below is a list of items that will help us serve foster youth. If you are able to donate an item from the list below, please contact donations@fosterclub.com or drop off at 810 Broadway in Seaside between 9am to 5pm,...

L2's are in Seaside!

We're excited to welcome our Level II All-Star Interns to Seaside to kick off our All-Star Internship! Hear directly from the team below in their message to the 2018 All-Stars: Your Level II interns here! The three of us were...

Tell Congress: Fix the Health Care Glitch for Former Foster Youth!

Calling all current and former foster youth, and foster care youth & alumni organizations: Sign-on to a letter asking Congress to fix the glitch which makes it so foster youth may lose their access to health insurance if they move...

FosterClub Training Services for Foster Youth!

We are so excited to be able to offer some special deals on summer youth events this year! If you have questions or would like a service estimate please contact us at training@fosterclub.com or call FosterClub Headquarters 503-717-1552, and ask...

Young Leaders Coordinator

FosterClub is the national network for young people in foster care. Our mission is to lead the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, educated, inspired and represented so they can realize their personal potential...

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Built for youth, powered by youth,
changing life in foster care


We believe that children and youth deserve to be...


Connected

to a peer surpport network and to people in the community who care.

Educated

about their rights, how the foster care system works, self-advocacy strategies, and how to locate resources to help them succeed.

Inspired

and empowered through the stories of people who have succeeded after foster care.

Represented

by having their voices heard by policy makers, the public, and others who influence the system that profoundly impacts their lives. 


In your state


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Number of kids in foster care:


427,910

Reasons kids enter care:

61% Neglect


52% Parental drug abuse


14% Caretaker inability to cope


Youth that age out each year:


20,789

*Source: AFCARS #23. 2016. www.acf.hhs.gov/cb. Some numbers have been rounded.

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