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LEx Leaders Prove Power of Peer Support at Conference on Transitioning Out of Care

Transitioning out of care is hard. But the four Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders and three FosterClub staff who attended Daniel Kids’ 35th Annual National Independent Living Conference gotchu.

Celebrating Our 2023 AllStar Interns

This summer, our ‘23 AllStars from across the country trained for six weeks in foster care advocacy, put on two multi-day conferences to support youth currently in care, and made lasting friendships with fellow interns. It’s hard work–which includes traveling...
2023 Conference Recap collage - Dream, OTR, Arkansas, and Montana

That’s a Wrap!: Summer Season of Youth Camps, Conferences, + Retreats

When the school year winds down, FosterClub Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders are just getting started advocating for foster care reform, empowering their peers, and of course, having fun in the sun! Summer 2023 was quite a busy one for our...

LEx Leaders Speak on the Importance of Nondiscrimination Protections in Foster Care

“Care shouldn’t be conditional, regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity.” — Keona Rose LEx leaders Daysha Reed (NC) and Keona Rose (AZ) met with the Every Child Deserves a Family Campaign this month to discuss the importance of...

Webinar: Supporting Immigrant Children and Youth in Foster Care: Best Practices

The National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council and the Center on Immigration and Child Welfare (CICW) invite you to a webinar to discuss best practices for supporting immigrant youth in foster care! Learn about the Council’s Supporting Immigrant...

FosterClub commends introduction of bipartisan resolution on Foster Youth Rights

In June, Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver III (D-MO-05) and Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE-02) introduced a bipartisan resolution on rights for foster youth. The resolution outlines 10 key areas of foster youth rights: Right to receive an education and remain in their...

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


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


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


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

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Number of kids in foster care:

Reasons kids enter care:

61% Neglect

52% Parental drug abuse

14% Caretaker inability to cope

Youth that age out each year:

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