Stuart Foundation, a major supporter of youth development projects in California, is looking for a partner that can build an active base of current and former foster youth to advise the foundation’s leaders on youth issues.
“The Foundation recognizes the vital importance of strengthening the child welfare and education systems to expand opportunities and improve outcomes for foster youth,” the foundation said in its request for proposals. “We realize, however, that even our best efforts will fail if young people are not involved in the creation of their own destinies. ”
Specifically, the group assembled will be asked to:
- Inform the foundation’s child welfare program in an effort to ensure that the design and implementation of initiatives and programs are youth centered.
- Participate in advocacy efforts related to the Foundation’s current foster youth education initiatives, College Pathways and Education Equals, to better integrate foster youth voice as the work is brought to scale.
- Work in partnership with the Foundation to strengthen the impact of our foster youth engagement strategies.
The foundation is looking for a partner with a track record in youth development work that can demonstrate an ability to recruit and support youth ambassadors from around the state, especially in Orange County, Fresno County and Sacramento.
Nonprofits, faith-based organizations, for-profits and individual consultants are all eligible to apply. Click here to submit an application to Stuart.