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By APetite1 — Nov 26, 2018

Two Council Members, Sam Martin & Katarina Kabick , joined Foster Youth in Action's Leaders for Change Conference where they shared about the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018 and how young people could be involved in the... Read more

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By APetite1 — May 20, 2018

I am Marcus Bell; I am 27 years young and I was raised in the system. I came into care at the age of six months along with my two brothers. I was placed into six different foster homes and separated from my siblings several times. Although, I... Read more

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By Celeste — Sep 28, 2017

Lacey Baker started skateboarding a few months after she started walking. She was two, briefly living in foster care in Southern California, and couldn't stop staring at the half-pipe set up in the backyard. "I was obsessed with watching my foster... Read more

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By Celeste — Sep 27, 2016

Earlier this month, our colleagues at California Youth Connection (CYC) submitted a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer, who has placed a hold on the Family First Prevention Services Act (S. 3065/H.R. 5456). We at FosterClub admire the work of CYC, but... Read more

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By Cody Rivera — Aug 1, 2016

So far, my three and a half-week experience as a FosterClub All-Star has been one of the most fulfilling and impactful moments in my life to youth in foster care. Specifically, my time spent with the other All Stars in the office and at our duplex... Read more

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By Cristal Ramirez — Jul 9, 2016

Hey there fellow Californians! Want to know a few resources that are available to you as a foster youth? I hope the answer to that is yes! If the answer was not a yes, I still encourage you to keep reading, I promise it’ll still be a tad bit... Read more

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By FCJessica — May 5, 2016

Los Angeles County is a major hub and transit route for sex-trafficked youth. 70% of these youth come from foster care. In 2015, they launched new strategies to address their serious problem of sex-trafficked children with the help of... Read more

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By mshafer — Aug 4, 2014

Medi-Cal is the California version of the Federal Medicaid program. The Medi-Cal program provides health care coverage for low-income residents of California. Although the Affordable Care Act allowed for former foster youth to have their Medical... Read more

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By FC Steve — Oct 22, 2009

Suamhirs Rivera and Sofia Thayer were among the 100 young people who have been in foster care who received a 2009 Outstanding Younger Leader Award from FosterClub last May. Both Suamhirs and Sofia are constituents of California Assemblyman Nathan... Read more

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By kitarea — Jul 28, 2009

There is a workshop that FosterClub presents called "Foster to Famous". It's about the Hero's Journey, overcoming challenges and in the end giving back. There are seven steps to completing the hero's journey and I think I'm still in the Struggles... Read more