Activity Time (min) Participants Subject
Brand ME* 60-90 up to 30 Self-image, resilience
This workshop explores how young people own their actions, how what we do and say influences how people see us, and how youth have control of their own brand through communication and the way they represent themselves.
From Foster to Famous 60-90 up to 30 Resilience
Explore the success stories of several famous people and discover their formulas for success! Young people from foster care learn to tap into their resilience and draw on their dreams.
Get A (Financial) Life!* 60-90 up to 30 Personal finance
This workshop explores the twists and turns some foster youth face along the financial path, how to keep from going over the edge of the road, and maybe even finding some additional support and long –lost belongings along the way.
Get Educated 60-90 up to 30 Higher education
Young people learn first-hand what it takes to make it to (and in!) higher education. Overcoming obstacles is discussed through first-hand stories from the All-Stars.
Getting Solid 60-90 up to 30 Permanence
Explore what permanence is all about; learn how to get it if you don’t already have it.
Get U-NYTD* 60-90 up to 30 NYTD, advocacy
By becoming educated and excited about participating, youth will learn the importance of getting U-NYTD.
It’s Who You Know 60-90 up to 30 Employment
Network your way to employment opportunities, manage relationships in the workplace.
It’s Relative 60-90 up to 30 Permanence, bio-family
Safely reconnecting and managing relationships with biological families.
Planning 60-90 up to 30 Transition Planning
Get set for your transition to adulthood
Tell It Like It Is 90-120 up to 30 Strategic sharing, Advocacy
Strategically sharing your story.
The Pact* 60-90 up to 30 Permanence
Lifelong supports for success as young Adults.
Connection* 60-90 up to 30 Permanence, bio-family
Relationship Ninja 90-120 up to 30 Sexuality and Relationships
This workshop takes an inclusive, foster- and trauma-informed approach to explore sexuality and relationship education (SRE) for young people from foster care.
Don’t Leave me Vulnerable 90-120 up to 30 Sexuality and Relationships
Engaging youth in the conversation of sex trafficking and how to reduce their vulnerability to sexual exploitation
Roll with it! 90-120 up to 30 Sexuality and Relationships
Explore how past experiences may effect what roles we take in romantic relationships
All-Star Panel 60-90 up to 200 Multiple
Join the FosterClub All-Stars as they share the wisdom they’ve gained in their transitioning process.
Case-by-Case 90-150 50-300 Court, self-advocacy
This interactive simulation game challenges youth to move a “case” through the foster care system.
Get U-NYTD* 90-120 up to 300 NYTD, advocacy
By becoming educated and excited about participating youth will learn the importance of getting U-NYTD.
Independence City 90-150 50-300 Community resources
Independence City is a “life on your own” simulation game.
Take the Wheel 90-150 50-300 Transition planning
Place yourself in the driver’s seat in planning for your own transition.
YouthSpeak 90min 50-300 Various
Participants break into small groups and tackle issue related to foster care, such as education, health care and housing.
FosterClub Signature Activities:
FosterClub ID During Registration Any Self-advocacy
Young people in foster care often struggle with establishing themselves as adults due to a lack of photo identification. FosterClub’s mobile ID unit can help solve that problem.
Tribal Shields 60-90 Any Team-building
A large group is broken into smaller groups, called tribes, to develop tribal rules and expectations, create a tribal identity and to have an opportunity to connect with peers on a reoccurring basis throughout the conference.
Slideshow 30 Any Team-building
Photos are captured throughout the event and presented in a slideshow at the conclusion of the Conference.
Team Builders and Icebreakers:
Fashion Show 60-90 up to 200 Communication, teamwork
This FosterClub Conference favorite activity challenges small groups to design an outfit (or several) using only newspaper and tape!
Building Bridges 60-90 up to 200 Teamwork
Small groups are challenged to build a bridge thatwill transport a ping-pong ball, using only straws, tape and teamwork.
Lines + dots 60-90 up to 100 Leadership, communication
This fun Team Builder helps participants explore various roles within the small group context while attempting to create structures with gumdrops and spaghetti!
DC Transition Toolkit: Your a young person in transition. It's a trip and you are a traveler! You're on your way to your next stop: independent young adulthood. It's exciting: when you get there, you'll have no stare or foster care strings attached to you. You'll get to make your own decisions. It's scary: times are uncertain. Young people are having trouble finding jobs, getting their lives going. At FosterClub, we believe in you. We built this toolkit to help you design a travel plan, working with your transition support team, that will create a map of what you have and what you need for your safe journey to adulthood.
(This toolkit is specific to youth in the Washington DC area. Recourses listed on this form will only be applicable if you live in DC. Another version of the Transition Toolkit for youth outside DC is coming soon.)
For information about any of these workshops, or for a custom quote for FosterClub Training Services or All-Star participation in your event, please contact us via email or call 503-717-1552.