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By FCJessica — May 23, 2016

The 5th Annual Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program has commenced in Washington, D.C. Over the next couple days, 100 foster youth from around the nation will participate in education, advocacy and relationship building with the goal of... Read more

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By FCJessica — Feb 12, 2016

The 2013 Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program was incredible. 50 youth from foster care ascended Capitol Hill and left lasting prolific, dignified impressions. See pictures of the 2013 Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program below.... Read more

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By FCJessica — Feb 11, 2016

The third annual Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day was held on May 29, 2014. Nearly 70 current and former foster youth from across the country gathered in Washington D.C. to shadow Members of Congress and advocate for improvement to the foster... Read more

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By FCJessica — Feb 9, 2016

The 4th Annual Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Experience was incredible. Over 60 youth from foster care ascended Capitol Hill and left lasting prolific, dignified impressions. Created in 2011, The Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Experience... Read more

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By Celeste — Oct 5, 2015

On October 5, 2015, Council members gathered in Washington D.C. to share their policy priorities around youth who crossover to the Juvenile Justice systems and youth experiencing homelessness. Council members met with the U.S. Department of Housing... Read more

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By Celeste — Oct 1, 2014

On September 29, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act (H.R. 4980). This new law takes important steps forward in preventing vulnerable foster youth from becoming victims of trafficking... Read more

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By Celeste — Nov 9, 2012

Council members of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council met on October 9, 2012, with the George Sheldon, Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families, to discuss reducing foster youth vulnerability to... Read more

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By FC Steve — Mar 16, 2011

On Thursday, March 10th, two young people from foster care 2010 FosterClub All-Star Charlie McNeely and 2007 FosterClub All-Star Jojo Murdock had an opportunity to testify in front of the US Senate Committee on Finance about their experiences in and... Read more

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By Celeste — Jan 31, 2010

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... Read more

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By FC Steve — Dec 22, 2009

The 10 Year Chafee Event, held December 17th, in Washington DC was a huge success FosterClub would like to thank all of the organizations that partnered with FosterClub on this event: Casey Family Programs First Focus... Read more