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When the school year winds down, FosterClub Lived Experience (LEx) Leaders are just getting started advocating for foster care reform, empowering their peers, and of course, having fun in the...

Education
Mental health
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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Over the last 10 years, the Council has put equitable educational opportunities for foster youth forward in many of our priority statements. We firmly believe that education provides young people...

Education
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The application period for the Outstanding Young Leader award is now open! FosterClub’s Outstanding Young Leaders recognition award and scholarship program is for incredible young people whose brilliance and resilience...

Education
Higher education
Housing
Independent living
Scholarships
Transition (aging out)
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This week, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council engaged with newly confirmed Administration of Children, Youth & Families Commissioner Rebecca Jones Gaston and Children’s Bureau Associate Commissioner...

Education
Entering foster care
Extension to age 21
Family relationships
Health care
Higher education
Independent living
Mental health
Permanence
Rights in foster care
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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On April 14th, 2021 FosterClub and Juvenile Law Center shared a live walk-through of implementation tools and resources highlighted on /OYPR . These tools will support child welfare leaders providing...

Education
Entering foster care
Extension to age 21
Independent living
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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On March 10th, 2021 FosterClub and Juvenile Law Center, with Embrace Families provided an overview of their Keys to Independence Program, which currently provides funds to help young people in...

Education
Extension to age 21
Transition (aging out)
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On March 3rd, 2021 FosterClub and Juvenile Law Center, with California Youth Connection, John Burton Advocates for Youth, ACTION Ohio, and Ohio Youth Advisory Board hosted a webinar for advocates...

Education
Extension to age 21
Higher education
Housing
Independent living
Transition (aging out)
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SUMMARY Since the beginning of the pandemic, FosterClub has conducted several polls to monitor how the pandemic is affecting young people in and from foster care. FosterClub conducted a poll...

Education
Health care
Higher education
Homelessness
Housing
Independent living
Mental health
Transition (aging out)
Well-being
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Today, the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council released a new statement: A Historic Opportunity to Reform the Child Welfare System: Youth & Alumni Priorities on Special Populations...

Crossover to Juvenile Justice
Education
LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth
Psychotropic medications
Sex trafficking
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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...

Education
Higher education
Transition (aging out)