Who is the most valuable person (MVP) in your successful transition, including securing stable housing? You are!

THP-PLUS/FC Institute 2015 is seeking foster youth scholars to inform and lead the effort to create more housing options for foster youth.  If you have ideas and experiences that will help more foster youth transition successfully, then join us for the THP-PLUS/FC Institute 2015.

Don't hesitate or wait! Fill out an application to attend today.  If selected, you will:

  • Have all expenses paid to attend the THP-PLUS/FC Institute 2015, including travel expenses and hotel
  • Learn from leading California and national experts
  • Network with other peer and professional advocates from across the state
  • Build skills and gain knowledge that can assist you on your own path
  • Help improve the foster care system and housing services foster youth
  • Receive a stipend of $75

Deadline to apply is Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Application Process

Eligibility - Young people who have some experience with being in out-of-home care (foster care). Must be age 16-24 as of the conference date. If a minor, must secure proper permission to attend. Must be currently living in California.

To Apply: Apply below using the form or click here get the application. There will be 25 youth from across California selected to go to this conference.  Those who are not selected will have the opportunity to participate in future FosterClub events taking place in 2015 and beyond.

Registration Cost - Youth attend free! Your hotel will also be covered, along with approved travel expenses. You will also receive a modest stipend for your participation.

Pre-Conference Scholar Leadership Academy— December 16th
Scholars selected to attend will participate in a special leaders’ training session starting at 10am on the day before the conference. Scholars will receive training on strategic sharing, networking skills, background information on foster care policy issues and housing opportunities, and an epic opportunity to mix it up with new friends in the evening!

Attend Main THP-PLUS/FC Institute 2015— December 17th
On the day of the institute, Scholars will participate in professional workshops focused on the transitional and housing success of foster youth. Each workshop will provide useful information that may assist you with your transition goals, as well as provide an opportunity for you to share your insight and expertise. During the conference, there will be time to connect with new friends and fellow Scholars before heading home.

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