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8/12/2020

Foster Youth Need Federal Support in Stimulus Plans

Youth leaders with FosterClub with Celeste Bodner at a recent youth conference. Photo courtesy of FosterClub
When the clouds of COVID-19 descended over the world, like many others, current and former foster youth lost their jobs and then their housing.

5/26/2020

As Pandemic Batters Economy, Foster Youth Bear the Brunt

Jeffrey Thomas has always used basketball as an outlet when times get tough. But nowadays when the 23-year-old Southern Californian needs to take a breather, the natural extrovert can’t meet up with his friends or family.

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5/20/2020

D.C. Lawmakers Push Reform to Honor Relentless Advocate for Wisconsin Foster Youth, Taken by Coronavirus

Family and friends have a common saying about Dosha DJay Joi of Milwaukee, who died last week at age 28 from coronavirus-related complications: He lived up to the sweet sound of his name.

5/13/2020

Pandemic: I Have to Do My Homework on My Phone

My name is Justin Hayden and I am 20 years old. I am a communication major with a focus in public relations and a minor in psychology at Purdue University Northwest.

3/27/2020

California Considers Extending Foster Care Supports for Youth Following Advocates’ Appeal for COVID-19 Relief

In an urgent appeal to the governor and the California state legislature on behalf of the state’s 60,000 children and young adults in foster care, a group of leading advocates is calling for sweeping new measures to ward off devastating impacts from the spread of coronavirus.

2/20/2018

Former Foster Youth Share Findings of Survey on Preventing Removals from Families

In early February, the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council hosted a webinar on its most recent policy focus on preventing unnecessary removal of children from their families. Three former foster youth – Dani Townsend, David Hall and Nico’Lee Biddle – presented the group’s findings from their survey on the subject and recommendations that will be shared with federal stakeholders.

9/14/2016

Hundreds of Foster Youth and Alumni Urge Action on Family First: Let’s Listen

This week over 590 youth and alumni of foster care, along with concerned stakeholders, conveyed a letter to U.S. Senate leaders calling upon the upper chamber to vote on and pass the House-approved Family First Prevention Services Act.

4/29/2014

Youth Speak: The Role of Biological Family in Higher Education

This first appeared on the California College Pathways website on April 12, 2014 By Gary Gass Some youth in foster care experience pressure from their biological families when it comes to pursuing higher education – but it’s not always positive pressure.