FosterClub's Young Peoples Poll

FosterClub believes young people and alumni have unique insight about what their peers in foster care are experiencing, making them uniquely suited to recognize trends and emerging issues in foster care. In keeping with this idea, the first FosterClub Young Peoples Poll was recently launched. Eleven questions were asked relating to youth participation in foster care. The poll was held open for six days and received over 250 responses from young people across the nation, age 14-24 (abverage age was 16.5) Alfred Peréz, Foster Care Alumni of America Board Member and Advisor to the FosterClub Young Peoples Poll development team, presented the results at an event co-hosted by FosterClub on December 17, 2009, in Washington D.C.

Alfred Perez on the FosterClub Young Peoples Poll from FosterClub on Vimeo.

About the FosterClub Young Peoples Poll A series of poll questions was created by the Poll Development Team, a group of ten young leaders from foster care, with guidance from three Advisors. The Poll Development Team is:
Jeremy Long, Colorado Tasha Santos, New York Lupe Tovar, Oregon Crystal Lipek, Wisconsin Sharde Armstrong, Washington DC Dan Knapp, Pennsylvania Aaron Weaver, Oregon Eric Lulow, Maryland Nicole Dobbins, Washington DC Theresa Moy, New York Schylar Canfield, Montana
Advisors: Robin Nixon, AmeriCorps Alfred Pérez, University of Chicago Celeste Bodner, FosterClub

Meet the Winners! One grand-prize winner and five runners-up were drawn from the 266 young people who participated in the Young Peoples Poll. 2009 All-Star Kita Anderson and FosterClub staff Aaron Weaver (also a 2006 All-Star) draw the winners and announce them on this video.

Young Peoples Poll from FosterClub on Vimeo.

Converse Gift Card Winners: Sunnie, from Missouri Kylee Jo, from Minnesota Tobey, from Missouri Rodney, from Maryland Luke, from Michigan Grand Prize Winner of an Ipod Roshii, from Colorado The FosterClub Young Peoples Poll was conducted in collaboration with Foster Care Alumni of America and Orphan Foundation of America. If you have any questions, please let us know @ [email protected].