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May 2022

Pack to the Future: A Backpack Drive for College-Bound Foster Youth in Los Angeles County

May 27 @ 8:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm

With only 70% of foster youth graduating high school by age 19, and only 24% going on to college at all, the challenges faced by these emerging adults are clear. FMC’s Youth Voice Program is working with community partners to support Los Angeles youth on their academic journey through Pack for the Future: A Backpack Drive for College-bound Youth this summer. This project will provide 200 high school and college students with the necessary resources to confidently begin their postsecondary…

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June 2022

Battling Bias: How Homophobia Impacts LGBTQ+ Youth in Foster Care

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This "safe space" discussion is for foster youth who are members of the LBGTQ+ community and wish to speak about their experiences of homophobia within the system. Panelists will speak candidly about how they were treated, and will provide advice to other foster youth as well as offer tips on how we can create a more inclusive environment for youth to live freely.

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