Want to use your story to change the system, educate the public, or inspire other young people?

Young people who have been in foster care are the REAL experts... they know the foster care system from the inside. If you have experience in the foster care system and want to use your expertise to help improve things for the younger kids coming up through the system behind you, you've come to the right place.

Your voice can provoke real change in the system. Lawmakers want to hear what you have to say. Other young people in foster care will look to you as a role model. Foster parents and caseworkers want your advice about how to provide better care for their foster children. Researchers want your opinions about improving foster care. Feeling inspired? Put your insider knowledge to work.

Join a local Youth Advisory Board or gather a group of youth to get one started. Volunteer with an Independent Living Program and help inspire your younger peers to build a better future for themselves. Follow the FosterClub All-Stars or read about the FosterClub Outstanding Young Leaders to learn about other young people with foster care experience who are making a real difference.

If you are currently involved with public speaking or are thinking about sharing your story, If you are an experienced speaker and have the support of an organization, you may wish to apply to be included in FosterClub's Bureau. Contact FosterClub at 503-717-1552.


Interested in having a young person speak at an event?

Contact FosterClub at 503-717-1552.