Annual success and achievement recognition

Applications are now closed for the 2019 Outstanding Young Leaders.  Winners will be announced early 2019!

The FosterClub Outstanding Young Leaders is an annual recognition program aimed at celebrating the success and achievements of young people who have experienced foster care.

Over the past 18 years, we have worked with countless young people from the foster care system who are true inspirations. These youth have persevered through challenging circumstances and are now finding different ways to give back to their community and disprove negative stereotypes about foster kids.

How do I apply?

Applications are closed for the 2019 Outsanding Young Leaders, thank you for participating!  Winners will be announced in early 2019. 

Please check back next Fall to apply for the 2020 Outstanding Young Leaders award.

Who is eligible?

Young people must be aged 14 to 26 years old and must have spent some time in foster care and/or kinship/relative care in the United States. This can include young people who have also experienced adoption, reunification, or the juvenile justice system. We are looking to celebrate and recognize young people who are engaged in local, state or national community service or advocacy. This could include activities such as youth boards, advisory committees, volunteering and service leadership.

What do you receive?

  • Certificate of achievement
  • Recognition on FosterClub.org
  • Possible leadership opportunities
  • Possible media and press coverage
  • A great addition to a resume!

Meet the most recent FosterClub Outstanding Young Leaders