Thanks to their sponsors, 24 youth who have experienced foster care will be flown to Seaside, Oregon for seven weeks of training. Split between two sessions, these youth will receive educational, leadership, and team-building training; and participate in conferences and events throughout the United States.

Session A: May 24th to July 12th

11 Youth
Ages 18-22
9 States and Counties Represented
92 Combined Years in Care

Session B: July 8th to August 25th

13 Youth
Ages 18-24
11 States and Counties Represented
90 Combined Years in Care

Facilitators

Paulette Castro, 2011 All-Star
TeAsia Henderson, 2013 All-Star
(pictured below)

TeAsia and Paulette

What are the All-Stars up to? Get to know them through their bios, read their blog posts, and check out their photo album on the FosterClub Facebook Page!

Sponsors

Allegheny County Department of Human Services
Arizona Department of Economic Security
Discovery Land Company Foundation
Foundation for California Community Colleges
Hennepin County, Minnesota
Idaho Department Health and Welfare
Iowa Department of Human Services
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Minnesota Child Safety and Permanency Division
Missouri Department of Social Services
Nevada Division of Child and Family Services
New York State Office of Children and Families
Oregon Department of Human Services
Student Assistance Foundation
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Vermont Department for Children and Families
Washington Department of Social and Health Services

2015 All-Stars

Tristan Torres Profile Picture
Nevada
Teal Martell Profile Picture
Montana
Samantha Smith Profile Picture
New York
Rosalina Burton
California
Ridmi Coe Profile Picture
Vermont
Ricky Ballesteros
Utah
Natasha Ealy Profile Picture
Wisconsin
Maryana Stern Profile Picture
Pennsylvania
Malcolm Leal
Minnesota
Laticia Aossey Profile Picture
Iowa
Kristan Glover Profile Picture
Arizona
Keisha Cohen Profile Picture
Pennsylvania
Karen Banks
Minnesota
Jacob Carmi Profile Picture
Iowa
Isaiah Palomo Profile Picture
Idaho
Isaac Brito profile picture
Montana
Texas
Erika Salgado Profile Picture
Texas
Eric Diaz Profile Picture
Massachusetts
Aviva Okeson-Haberman Profile Picture
Missouri
Ashyna Davis Profile Picture
Washington
Ariana Guerra Profile Picture
Minnesota
Angelica Cox Profile picture
Michigan
Alexis Baska Profile Picture
Oregon

What's going on?

#FamilyFirstAct Twitter Storm

#FamilyFirstAct Twitter storm Friday, July 8th at 12pm ET, 9am PT

Foster Youth Support #FamilyFirstAct

Join former foster youth, pediatricians, child advocates, child welfare service providers, and policymakers for an hour-long Twitter storm on what children need from the child welfare system in orderto heal from trauma and thrive in family settings. Right now, major child welfare reform efforts are taking place on Capitol Hill through legislation known as the Family First Prevention Services Act. Among many other benefits, the bipartisan bill supports keeping children safely with their families, preventing the need for foster care, and ensuring that children in group homes have access to licensed clinical and nursing staff onsite where they live.

This is my life or your...

This is my life or your life
Forget it this is our life. excuse the pain c'mon enjoy life
You know the set backs, how they disregard us
But push harder,Push harder
we gotta make it regardless
keep shining and strive from within
you know you're precious glow brighter than any gem
Might sound corny but I' m speaking words true
I never wore a smile until I accepted the truth
Forgive
Without pain you can't appreciate your dreams.
Likewise an acrobatic on a balance beam
Now I know

#FamilyFirstAct Twitter Storm

#FamilyFirstAct Twitter storm Friday, July 8th at 12pm ET, 9am PT

Foster Youth Support #FamilyFirstAct

Join former foster youth, pediatricians, child advocates, child welfare service providers, and policymakers for an hour-long Twitter storm on what children need from the child welfare system in orderto heal from trauma and thrive in family settings. Right now, major child welfare reform efforts are taking place on Capitol Hill through legislation known as the Family First Prevention Services Act. Among many other benefits, the bipartisan bill supports keeping children safely with their families, preventing the need for foster care, and ensuring that children in group homes have access to licensed clinical and nursing staff onsite where they live.

This is my life or your...

This is my life or your life
Forget it this is our life. excuse the pain c'mon enjoy life
You know the set backs, how they disregard us
But push harder,Push harder
we gotta make it regardless
keep shining and strive from within
you know you're precious glow brighter than any gem
Might sound corny but I' m speaking words true
I never wore a smile until I accepted the truth
Forgive
Without pain you can't appreciate your dreams.
Likewise an acrobatic on a balance beam
Now I know

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Young Leader Blogs

Intro

Hey All-Stars. Just wanted to say I'm leaving early due to college, so I wanted to say that I'm going to miss you all and I hope to keep in contact after the internship.

by 1 year 4 months ago
How Did It All Start?! (VLOG 2)

by 1 year 4 months ago
Life's Unexpected Treasures..

Coming into this internship I knew that I'd be living with 12 strangers from over and that in 7 weeks the odds of ever seeing them again were slim to none. At first, you try and resist getting close to them. You'll try and save yourself the pain of becoming attached just to lose them in a...

by 1 year 4 months ago
Letter to a Foster Youth

Dear Foster Kid,

I may not know your life story or what you do on a daily basis. I don’t know what triggers you or what makes you laugh. We may have a completely different life experiences but we do share one commonality.  At some point in our lives we were put in the child welfare...

by 1 year 4 months ago
Listen Up Boys and Girls: This Is Me

My entire life, I have witnessed a division between boys and girls. From the pink and blue baby wear to body wash and deodorant, it seems like men and women are taught to live in worlds apart. But what about someone who has experienced both sides of the same coin?

At an early age, I...

by 1 year 4 months ago
"Goodbye" or "Till next time"

...

by 1 year 5 months ago

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