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States of Equality: Tristan in Nevada

Tristan knows the power of sharing your story. As a young trans man, he spent nine months in the foster care system and faced many adverse experiences because of his identity. As a FosterClub Young Leader and a strong advocate...
Outstanding Young Leaders - Nominations Open!

Outstanding Young Leader Application is Live!

FosterClub wants to recognize current and former foster youth who deserve to be celebrated for their leadership through the Outstanding Young Leader Award ! The FosterClub Outstanding Young Leader award is an annual recognition program aimed at celebrating the success...

States of Equality: Timothy in Tennessee

Timothy, a student and case worker in Knoxville Tennessee, is a FosterClub young leader and foster care alumni who shares his story to advocate for life-changing policies to support LGBTQ foster youth. Timothy bravely shared his story with our partners...

Ten Tips to Get Through the Holidays

A guide written for young people by young people! If you've experienced foster care, chances are the holidays can present some - umm, interesting - challenges. Check out FosterClub's ten tips designed to help you get through the rough patches...

12 Ideas for Supportive Adults to Help a Young Person Through the Holidays

. “The hardest thing was to sit around the Christmas tree in a room full of strangers and look at a package that says ‘To Sharde’ ‘From Foster Mom’.” FosterClub recognizes the struggle faced by many young people in foster...

Enter FosterClub's Happy Holidays Contest!

Dear Young Leaders, We would like to invite you to contribute your voice to the FosterClub Happy Holidays campaign. Please send a short quote (aim for 200 characters or less), and an optional photo or video of yourself celebrating a...

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Educated

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

Inspired

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Represented

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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.

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