Washington: Mockingbird Youth Network

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The Mockingbird Youth Network brings together young people who have experienced the child welfare system first-hand and want to share their stories so that tomorrow’s foster youth will not have to face the same challenges they did. MYN participants across the state work with Mockingbird... Read more


Oregon Foster Youth Connection

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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... Read more


Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Foster Youth Internship (National)

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CCAI's Foster Youth Internship (FYI) Program® is a highly esteemed congressional internship for young adults who spent time in the foster care system. The FYI Program began in 2003 as an effort to raise awareness to federal policymakers about the needs and unique perspectives of... Read more


Georgia State University - Upward Bound

(404) 413-1706
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Upward Bound program provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program also provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher educational pursuits. Upward Bound serves veterans and high school students from low-income families... Read more


Florida: University of Central Florida - Knight Alliance Network (KAN)

(407) 823-2716
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The KAN program promotes access and student success for foster youth and foster care alumni. We work with students to help them successfully transition to the University of Central Florida. In collaboration with key partners, we provide resources and support services to help students graduate... Read more