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Calling all foster youth.

The 2017 Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program application is now open! We are accepting submissions from former foster youth (18-30) across the United States with leadership potential and a drive for change. Individuals who are interested in using their voices to improve the foster care system for all youth and families are encouraged to apply. If this sounds like you or someone you know, please complete and/or share the application. The deadline to apply is Sunday, March 5th.

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HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF FOSTER YOUTH AND FAMILIES ACROSS AMERICA

FOSTER STORIES

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ISSUES AFFECTING FOSTER YOUTH

Learn about child welfare and the issues that affect foster youth

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Child Welfare

“Child Welfare” refers to a number of different services provided by child welfare agencies across the U.S.

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Education

Foster youth often struggle to keep up with their peers in academic settings and are less likely to finish school.

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Workforce Readiness

Far too often, youth pass through the foster care system inadequately prepared for entering the workforce.

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