Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Young people rock as advocates!

Watch out adult advocates:   The Foster Care Campaign (FCC) is here and they are a force to be reckoned with!   The youth-led FCC is but one program operated by the Young Women's Project.   The most public Foster Care Campaign work of late relates to the creation of a youth transition center.   The young people involved are calling on the mayor and council to create and fund a center where young people who will age out of foster care can receive the services and supports they need.   Youth aging out too often enter adulthood without regular and consistent adults in their lives.

The Black College Review covered one presentation of the Foster Care Campaign at the City Council's March youth-only hearing.   The FCC youth were back in front of Council Chair Vincent C. Gray earlier this month to reiterate the need for the center.   You can watch both hearings by going to the Office of Cable Television Web site and watching them on demand.

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