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

By JohnnyBryant — Sep 11, 2023

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. Read more

Celebrating Our 2023 AllStar Interns

By JohnnyBryant — Sep 6, 2023

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 to Oregon for two weeks –but it’s worth it: On top of the six-week intensive summer program, AllStars will continue to be engaged in cool, impactful service opportunities like speaking at conferences and events and giving briefs to Congressional staffers. Read more

2023 Conference Recap collage - Dream, OTR, Arkansas, and Montana

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

By slittlefield — Aug 31, 2023

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: They made new friends with other youth from care, went to camp, and gave peers and adults alike lessons in hacking the child welfare system. To celebrate the end of another fun, exciting, and impactful series of summer events, we’re reflecting on some of our favorite moments from this past season. Read more

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

By AbbyShuler — Aug 28, 2023

“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... Read more

Welcome Back to School from the Council!

By AbbyShuler — Aug 15, 2023

Over the last 10 years, the Council has put equitable educational opportunities for foster youth forward in many of our priority statements. We firmly believe that education provides young people in foster care critical connections and tools they... Read more