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By APetite1 — Aug 6, 2020

Young people have been advocating through the #UpChafee campaign for COVID relief for older youth from foster care… we are so excited that much of what was asked for (and more!) has been incorporated into the Supporting Foster Youth and Families... Read more

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By Celeste — May 22, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with overwhelming, bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27th, 2020. This over $2 trillion economic relief package delivers on the... Read more

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By APetite1 — Mar 20, 2020

Were you able to watch the COVID-19 Town Hall for Older Youth?! We're sharing our key takeaways with you! “Foster youth: we see you, we hear you, we care about you, we have not in any way forgotten about you” - Dr. Jerry Milner,... Read more

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By APetite1 — Apr 22, 2020

What State Advocates Can Do: Policy Advocacy on Behalf of Older Youth in and Aging Out of the Child Welfare System in Response to COVID-19 Young people in and leaving the child welfare system have been hit hard by COVID-19... Read more

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By sillychild18 — Aug 8, 2018

I do not let money stand in my way and neither should you. Health care and educational funding should be available for everyone, including foster youth, until age 26. As foster youth, we are like all youth: anxious to be out and on our own. However... Read more

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By Ryan FC — Jul 21, 2016

FosterClub young leader, Rachel Scott (Washington) and Rochelle Fraenig (Michigan), traveled to Washington D.C. in order to meet with the First Lady and participate in the Beating the Odds Summit and represent the foster youth voice. First Lady... Read more

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By FC Steve — Sep 8, 2009

Mallory is going to be a high school senior in the fall, but before she does that, she’s got a busy summer. The DCFS foster child, who is also on the DCFS Youth Advisory Board, is one of 400 students at the Arkansas Governor’s School, a six-week... Read more

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By FC Steve — Apr 16, 2009

Haven’t heard about the Higher Education Opportunity Act? Well, guess what, if you are a student and a foster youth or alum there may be some things you should know about! FAFSA is a government student aid program that stands for Free... Read more

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