The MCFCIP strives to assist youth in the foster care system by offering benefits and creating access to opportunities to eligible youth in order to avoid these circumstances. For more information about the Foster Care Independence Program, contact... Read more

Missouri YAB is for youth in foster care, adopted or received guardianship after the age of sixteen. They provide input into the policies and procedures for out-of-home care.Read more

Youth boards serve as the leadership and advocacy arm of MYOI. Youth are trained in leadership, media and communication skills, including how to strategically share their story and present on panels. Find your local contact for this opportunity:... Read more

Change – Members are trained and supported to be leaders and advocates for youth currently in foster care and those who have emancipated from it. Teach – Members are trained and supported to be educators spreading knowledge about foster care and... Read more

The Youth Leadership Advisory Team (YLAT) is the voice for Maine’s youth in Foster Care. YLAT is a partnership of youth and adults working together to improve outcomes for young people in the foster care system. Through pieces of training, resource... Read more

Provides increased youth voice in the foster care system, including evaluation of policy and practice, making recommendations for change, along with advocating and educating.Read more

The True Up Youth Advisory Council is a group of current and former foster youth who have come together to support one another and advocate for change in the foster care system. They come from diverse backgrounds and have varied experiences with the... Read more

The Youth Advisory Councils are designed to empower youth by having an organized structure for youth to provide advice and recommendations concerning the child welfare system in Kansas and on a National level. Must have experienced foster care.Read more

AMP is a youth-driven, statewide group that seeks to unleash the full potential for personal growth among foster and adoptive children in Iowa. AMP offers leadership opportunities, service learning projects, speaking opportunities, and educational/... Read more

A Youth Leadership and Development Program for youth in care. The link above leads to a youth advisory board. This program provides opportunities for youth and young adults between the ages of 14-21 to advocate and provide information on various... Read more