>500 Young Leaders
making real change.
Used to support and develop youth in foster care.
>3,000 Foster parents educated
with Foster Youth informed curiculum.
in our database as youth or supporters.
We are committed to being an evidence based organization
As the national network for young people in foster care, FosterClub is committed to engaging in the latest research and connecting this research to our practice of engaging young leaders in the work of system change.
Recently, FosterClub partnered with Impact Justice to conduct a three year evaluation of our All-Star internship program. The goal was to determine how the All-Star internship program affected participants, added value beyond other leadership programs available to foster youth, and highlighted replicable model program practices that would drive the expansion of our All-Star internship.
As a result of this evaluation we have committed to the following:
Diversity and inclusionMoving forward, FosterClub has committed to actively recruiting and hiring staff and board members who are people from the LGBTQ communities, racial/ethnic minorities and women.
AccessibilityHeadquartered in Seaside, OR, we have found that our geographic location has provided some challenges to our interns including, transportation, community inclusion and housing. Therefore, we are committed to determining feasibility of the relocation of our summer internship program to Portland, OR, which operates as a major geographical hub in the Pacific Northwest.
FosterClub in the media
Publication: The Chronicle of Social Change
All-Stars featured: Dashun Jackson
Publication: Arizona State University
All-Stars featured: Cynthia Alaffa
Publication: The Skanner
All-Stars featured: Royce Markley