Meet the 2023 Outstanding Young Leaders

Who are the the Outstanding Young Leaders?

FosterClub’s Outstanding Young Leaders recognition program recognizes incredible young people whose brilliance and resilience makes a big impact in their communities. These young people embody leadership and service, and make a difference by advocating for their peers in foster care.

Each Outstanding Young Leader Award winner receives a $500 scholarship for education or personal development. Winners are invited to become members of FosterClub's Lived Experience (LEx) Leader network. Our 200+ members have ongoing paid service opportunities to partner with FosterClub to support their peers in foster care and to help improve the system.

Outstanding Young Leaders are celebrated on FosterClub's website and social media channels throughout the month of May, in recognition of National Foster Care Month.

“The Outstanding Young Leaders scholarship helped me maintain stability to continue through the difficult early stages of my education.”

-- Levi S., 2022 Outstanding Young Leader Award Winner

​​​​​​​Want to support the next generation of Outstanding Young Leaders?

The scholarship included with this recognition award is made possible through the generosity of our supporters. You can ensure that incredible young people get the support they need by making a gift to the scholarship fund today.

FosterClub would like to recognize and thank Home First Development Partners as a sponsor of the 2023 Outstanding Young Leader Award.

The generosity of our partners and donors makes it possible for FosterClub to provide scholarships to these Outstanding Young Leaders. Make a gift today to support young people who experience foster care, or contact [email protected] for information about other ways you can give.

“Since I don’t have family financial support, I rely on scholarships like this to survive. I’m beyond grateful that I was able to get the Outstanding Young Leader scholarship!”

-- Nittaya C., 2022 Outstanding Young Leader Award Winner