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Foster Youth in Action Founded in 2008 to help foster youth transform themselves into powerful advocates
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The People’s Agenda is a national campaign that lifts up a collective set of priorities from local organizers with lived...
09/20/2023

The People’s Agenda is a national campaign that lifts up a collective set of priorities from local organizers with lived experience in foster care from the grassroots that will be used to create change at the local, state, and national level.

As part the Listening Phase of our Campaign - we are lifting up the priorities of local groups led by people with lived experience, launching a national survey to hear from people inside and outside our network, and holding a Town Hall to inform and select our priorities this year.

State-level data will be shared back to local foster-led groups to support local organizing efforts!

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

Let's Connect! Foster Youth in Action is thrilled to partner with the Just in Time for Foster Youth and FAYCES in San Di...
12/15/2022

Let's Connect! Foster Youth in Action is thrilled to partner with the Just in Time for Foster Youth and FAYCES in San Diego to launch a FYIA national online community on the JIT Network!

This is an open community for people lived experience in state systems, allies, and community partners to stay connected, share resources, and support local organizing efforts across the Network!

PLUS, after you sign up get the referral link to get $25 for everyone you sign up!

Huge thank you to Just in Time for Foster Youth who paved the way with the JIT Network and invited us to build power through this collaboration!
https://jitnetwork.org/share/R1V_aVMcj68mlFS5?utm_source=manual

We can’t wait! Our annual Leaders for Change Conference is right around the corner!L4C is Foster Youth in Action's (FYIA...
10/31/2022

We can’t wait! Our annual Leaders for Change Conference is right around the corner!

L4C is Foster Youth in Action's (FYIA) annual convening of our FYIA NetworK. Bringing together local groups led by young people with lived experience for 3.5 days of community building, organizing training, and movement-building across groups.

This year, L4C activities will be grounded in FYIA & California Youth Connection shared Foster Power Curriculum- A Curriculum for Taking Collective Action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfCk6ZEWoEc

In this video, young people with experience in care lift up the power and promise of organizing to transform lives, communities and systems. Go to http://ww...

06/21/2022

What to do in an active shooter!

FYIA’s Quarterly Network Meetings are opportunities for FYIA Member-groups to amplify local issues, share strategies and...
06/17/2022

FYIA’s Quarterly Network Meetings are opportunities for FYIA Member-groups to amplify local issues, share strategies and tools, and make critical decisions on Network actions throughout the year. THIS QUARTER WE ARE VOTING ON OUR MOVEMENT BUILDING PLAN woohoo!! Shout out to Natasha Sosa, our FYIA Core Member representing who created our flier!!!

FYIA's National Campaign lifted up that HOUSING was the 3rd highest priority for people currently in care and for those ...
06/15/2022

FYIA's National Campaign lifted up that HOUSING was the 3rd highest priority for people currently in care and for those aging out. We want to shine on our partners Law Center's Advocates Transforming Youth Systems who are demanding critical funding for housing go specifically to youth and dreaming up a city with housing for all! Showing us how its done and giving us an example of what could be across the country! 👏👏👏👏👏👏

Restorative Sundays is space led by and for people with lived experience in state systems. It is intergenerational, hear...
06/12/2022

Restorative Sundays is space led by and for people with lived experience in state systems. It is intergenerational, heart-centered, and full of chill. Also, lots of anime convo! With our incredible facilitators Kendall Cook Marissa Grace Ibarra-Reyes

Come and hang us with today at 2:00 PT! Scan the QR code on the flier or click her for the zoom link:https://linktr.ee/fosteryouthaction

06/10/2022

We are so excited to be kicking off Day 2 of the NM Foster Power Summit with Rochelle Cyfd, Palmira Ramirez Cyfd, Renee Jenkins, and Luvya Nm!!!

Last Week FYIA kicked off the New Mexico Foster Power Summit with Luvya Nm at the amazing La Plazita Institute!! Bringin...
06/09/2022

Last Week FYIA kicked off the New Mexico Foster Power Summit with Luvya Nm at the amazing La Plazita Institute!! Bringing together young people with lived experience in foster care from across the state to 1) build foster power in NM, 2) create a collective vision for NM rooted in community, and 3) building a foundation for youth-led systems change!

We are excited to continue our work this year as we meet again virtually for day two of the NM Foster Power Summit this Friday, diving deeper into base building and membership structure. Next we start organizing!

Thank you so much Luvya Nm La Plazita Institute Hasaditty Will, Marissa Vigil, and Benjamin Kin !!!!

ICYMI: Foster Youth in Action and California Youth Connection (C*C) and SOUL school of unity & liberation developed a po...
06/09/2022

ICYMI: Foster Youth in Action and California Youth Connection (C*C) and SOUL school of unity & liberation developed a powerful one-of-a kind curriculum to support local foster youth-led organizing called the Foster Power Curriculum: A Curriculum for Taking Collective Action

We have had the honor of training hundreds of organizers and advocates across the country. It has been a catalyst for local change, including the launching of FYIA's Members in Project Foster Power over 5 years ago, LA's Foster Power Coalition, and LAST WEEK we kicked off the New Mexico Foster Power Summit for year of building power together!!!

Check it out fosteryouthaction.org/tools

04/30/2022

Restorative Sundays continues this Sunday!! Each month, FYIA Members from across the country come together to be in community, connect, and restore as a collective for the week ahead. It is a space led by and for anyone with lived experience in state systems.

Hit the QR Code or our https://linktr.ee/fosteryouthaction for the zoom link.

Join Georgia Empowerment and Florida Youth Shine tomorrow for a joined event all about driver’s license!
03/14/2022

Join Georgia Empowerment and Florida Youth Shine tomorrow for a joined event all about driver’s license!

Topic: GA EmpowerMEnt & Florida Youth Shine: Driver's License Trivia( March 15th 5:30pm)
Time: Mar 15, 2022 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81907807315

03/08/2022

🔥🗣 March 18th join FYIA's Core Team from across the U.S. for an open forum on discord to connect and lift up priority issues as we build a national grassroots campaign together!! Open to anyone with lived experience in foster care! Scan the QR code or click here to join:https://discord.com/invite/BtV669f

🎉🎙📝🎨 FYIA Restorative Community is hosting a talent show!!Restorative Sundays are virtual space led by and for people wi...
02/18/2022

🎉🎙📝🎨 FYIA Restorative Community is hosting a talent show!!

Restorative Sundays are virtual space led by and for people with lived experience in any state system of all ages. Twice a month we get together to connect, download, uplift, hold space, and just be. This month, the community decided as a collective to hold a space for sharing our gifts and talents with each other!

Singing, spoken word, poetry, public speaking, writing, dancing, jokes, showcasing business, and anything else!! Bring your talent or come enjoy the show!

Register:https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwucOuvqzoqHd1yLxJKOcSA72GKlvdnncsP

02/17/2022

👏👏👏 Denver's Project Foster Power, doing big things this year as always!! Check out their YOUth Can Campaign below!!

We are uplifting our FYIA Core Members here is a little bit about them! Check out Macy Bretz from Oregon Foster Youth co...
02/15/2022

We are uplifting our FYIA Core Members here is a little bit about them! Check out Macy Bretz from Oregon Foster Youth connection

Foster Youth in Action (FYIA), is a grassroots network of local foster youth-led groups across the United States. This y...
02/11/2022

Foster Youth in Action (FYIA), is a grassroots network of local foster youth-led groups across the United States. This year, we are creating a national grassroots platform led by and for people with lived experience in foster care - and, our first step is going into LISTENING MODE!

Click the link for ways to get involved!

Foster Youth in Action is moving into this year with huge love and big excitement for our year ahead!! As you know, Foster Youth in Action is a network of local foster youth-led groups across the United States & Canada - and this year, we are using our collective power to build a grassroots platform...

We are uplifting our FYIA Core Members here is a little bit about them! Check out Hasan Williams from New York City
01/26/2022

We are uplifting our FYIA Core Members here is a little bit about them! Check out Hasan Williams from New York City

We uplifting our FYIA Core Members here is a little bit about them! Check out Anthony stover from Georgia EmpowerMEnt!
01/23/2022

We uplifting our FYIA Core Members here is a little bit about them! Check out Anthony stover from Georgia EmpowerMEnt!

We are uplifting our FYIA Core Members here is a little bit about them! Check out Lanitta Berry from SAYSO! ✨
01/21/2022

We are uplifting our FYIA Core Members here is a little bit about them!

Check out Lanitta Berry from SAYSO! ✨

We are uplifting our FYIA Core Members here is a little bit about them! Check out Maria Batista from Florida Youth Shine
01/21/2022

We are uplifting our FYIA Core Members here is a little bit about them! Check out Maria Batista from Florida Youth Shine

12/15/2021

Today’s the day!

We are having our Network Meetings are a time for local groups in the FYIA Network to amplify local campaigns, share strategies and tools! While making critical decisions about Network actions! Link in Bio to register for TONIGHT!🎉

We are excited for tomorrow's FYIA Network Office Hours!! This is a monthly opportunity for local groups within the FYIA...
12/06/2021

We are excited for tomorrow's FYIA Network Office Hours!! This is a monthly opportunity for local groups within the FYIA Network to connect and support each other around day-to-day operations of supporting local youth-led groups and organizations.

Happy Thanksgiving! We are truly grateful for you! We hope you have a healthy and restful holiday season!
11/26/2021

Happy Thanksgiving! We are truly grateful for you! We hope you have a healthy and restful holiday season!

11/09/2021

Check out Calendar of Action!

Upcoming events. Nov 21 Restorative Sundays (Bi-Monthly!) Sunday, November 21, 2021 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Google Calendar ICS Restorative Sundays are a bi-monthly intergenerational space led by and for anyone with lived experience in foster care and other state systems. It is a time to connect, be in comm...

Foster Youth in Action is back in action! Check our latest newsletter for organizational updates about our merger, youth...
11/09/2021

Foster Youth in Action is back in action! Check our latest newsletter for organizational updates about our merger, youth-led strategic movement-building plan, and our calendar of action for organizers, advocates, and supporters this year!!

https://mailchi.mp/01dcede3e8b8/raceand-our-present-our-future-4988154

At Foster Youth in Action (FYIA) , we often say that we are “powered by an international network of local foster youth-led groups,” and this year that could not have been more true. As we moved through a year of intensive transitions - we were held by our deep relationships with FYIA Members, le...

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