JMacForFamilies Offers Support, Skill-Building to Selected Current, Former Foster Youth
JMacForFamilies is soliciting applicants for its spring internship program, which trains promising young people with lived experience in the child welfare system in the skills to help advance themselves and their community.
Former Foster Youth Now Mentors Younger Peers on Capitol Hill
On Capitol Hill, traditional summer softball leagues allow staffers to de-stress and network with colleagues. For 26-year-old Derrick Riggins, a member of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s prestigious Foster Youth Internship Program during the summer of 2011, the league was a novel concept.
Child Welfare Ideas From the Experts, #3: Internship Programs for Aging Out Teens
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 11 former foster youths who completed Congressional internships.