Foster Youth in Action


Foster Youth in Action Names Liz Squibb Interim Director

Foster Youth in Action recently named Liz Squibb as interim executive director for the Berkeley, Calif.-based advocacy organization. Squibb will step into the new position after former executive director Matt Rosen stepped down last month.


Foster Youth in Action Leader Matt Rosen Stepping Down

Foster Youth in Action (FYA) is seeking a new executive director to take the reins of the 11-year-old organization that works to promote leadership opportunities for current and former foster youth. 


Report: Foster Youth Organizing Provides Community and Healing Opportunities Amidst the Political Advocacy

A new report from Foster Youth in Action identifies youth organizing as one of the strongest and most beneficial tools for engaging foster youth, calling on philanthropies and community organizations to support more youth-led political organizing opportunities for current and former foster youth.


Foster Youth Sound Off: Standing Tall in D.C.

“Stand tall” was the mantra for 85 foster youth leaders from 25 states, who arrived in Washington, D.C. last weekend for Foster Youth in Action’s annual Leaders for Change conference. The Leaders for Change (L4C) conference gathered a network of foster youth-led advocacy groups from around the country.


Youth-led Advocacy Groups Empower Foster Youth

J. Cortez III was just 16 years old when he proved to the court he was independent and could be legally emancipated from his mother, though he’d been on his own since he was 12.


In Trump Era, Foster Youth Plan to Fight for Medicaid, Other Policies

Current and former foster youth involved in youth-led advocacy organizations are taking action to push back on policy proposals made by President Donald Trump and Congress that they consider harmful, particularly the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.


    Report Reveals Foster Youth’s Top Priorities

    In an effort to highlight the most important issues identified by foster youth, advocacy organization Foster Youth in Action conducted a poll last October of more than 500 foster youth. Results indicated that sibling visitation, homelessness prevention, college access and success, and opportunities for independent living are the top priorities among current and former foster youth.


    Foster Youth Voices Rise Above the Fray

    Earlier this month, Foster Youth in Action, a national foster youth advocacy organization, hosted its inaugural “Voices Rising” webinar, an online presentation during which young people in the foster care system share their stories about action and organizing.


    Foster Youth Share Stories of Advocacy in “Voices Rising” Webinar

    Tomorrow, June 15th, Foster Youth in Action is hosting a webinar titled, “Voices Rising: Live Online Showcase of Foster Youth Action Across the U.S..” This event will showcase action that foster youth have worked toward as advocates and leaders in their home states.