We are so excited to announce the NEW FYI Binder!
The binder has been completely redesigned based on feedback from youth and Independent Living Providers!
See below for our new and innovative features:
• Youth can customize the front cover and spine however they like (just like the popular "View Binders")
• Free downloadables from FosterClub.org to supplement and personalize the binder
• Includes pages for a youth to fill-out and customize with their own information, like a calendar, a log book (to keep track of their case plan), and important people and resource pages
• Guidance about items a youth might want to keep in their binder, ranging from personal items like family photos to important documents like birth certificates
• Four plastic photo holders that encourage youth to collect pictures of themselves, relatives, or foster families
• Two plastic business card holders that allow youth to safely store business cards of professionals they work with, including attorneys, health providers, and advocates.
• Four FYI Speak Up Forms (printed in triplicate reprographic paper) for youth to document and elevate requests or concerns
• Colorful new design, including full color pages throughout
• Photography of real youth who have experienced foster care (no stock photos!), who they can look up on FosterClub.org
• Quotes and tips from FosterClub Young Leaders
• Protective binder flap with Velcro keeps contents secure
• Ten exclusive storage tabs featuring expandable pockets with a flap to keep contents secure, including items that aren’t 3-hole punched
• Strong three-ring binder (1.5” capacity D-ring) that allows content to lay flat for organizing and viewing
BONUS for agencies placing a bulk order of 250 or more:
We’ll create a free custom section on your FosterClub.org state page to provide custom content such as:
• Health insurance application instructions
• Chafee program information, including ETV application
• NYTD survey
• Youth board and leadership opportunities
• List of youth rights
• Other tools to help your youth succeed!