Leaders for Change
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.
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 Gather in D.C. to Present Ideas on Healing from Trauma
When she entered the foster care system at age 13, Brianne Lyn Nagamine remembers feeling isolated and depressed. Back then, she dealt with the painful experiences of being abandoned by her mother and being separated from her siblings by drinking, even at school.