Florida Youth SHINE

(954) 796-0860
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Florida Youth SHINE (Striving High for INdependence and Empowerment) is a youth run, peer driven organization working hard to change the culture of Florida's child welfare system. FYS is proudly supported by Florida’s Children First (FCF). FCF is a non-profit child advocacy organization dedicated to... Read more

Delaware Youth Advisory Council

(302) 633-2638
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The Delaware Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is an organization comprised of current and former foster care youth who share opinions, learn leadership and advocacy skills, and influence legislation related to the Delaware child welfare system through activity planning, fundraising, advocating on behalf of youth in... Read more

Maryland: MYLIFE State Youth Advisory Board

(410) 767-7695
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The purpose of the State Youth Advisory Board (SYAB) is to provide a youth perspective and partner with Social Services Administration, child-serving administrators, staff, and providers in the child welfare decision making process and challenges facing youth in foster care. Board members meet once a... Read more

Maine: Youth Leadership Advisory Team (YLAT)

(207) 780-5867
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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: - Public speaking and training - Advising decision... Read more

Congressional Shadow Day Program

(213) 221-1176
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For the past 5 years, the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth has hosted a Shadow Day where foster youth and alumni ages 18-30 are invited to Washington, D.C. to be paired with their Members of Congress for a day on Capitol Hill. The youth spend... Read more