About this resource
The mission of the Oregon Foster Youth Connection (OFYC) is to improve the foster care system through advocacy, activism, and leadership. OFYC is a program of Children First for Oregon (CFFO), is a statewide, youth led, advocacy group of current and former foster youth between 14 – 25 years of age. OFYC is completely youth led, meaning youth members shape every aspect of what OFYC is, how it is structured, which policies to work on, and what activities to participate in. With support from CFFO staff, and training from Foster Youth in Action (FYA), OFYC trains and empowers youth to actively participate in the development of policies, programs, and practices that improve the lives of the thousands of kids in foster care.