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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Foster Care, Youth Development

Mission: FosterClub’s mission is to lead the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, informed, inspired and represented so they can realize their personal potential and contribute to better outcomes for their peers.

Programs: Young leaders - young people with first-hand knowledge of the system is the foundation of the organization. We place young people at the table when important conversations are taking place that deserve foster youth perspective. In addition, we facilitate young leaders in speaking and public awareness roles that bring inspiration to child welfare professionals, foster parents and caregivers, courts, and other child welfare stakeholders.

policy & system change - fosterclub places young people in a position to impact the public policies that impact foster care and their own lives. Fosterclub captures the pulse of young people to influence broad-based system change in topics that matter to young people. Our public policy and practice recommendations are driven by authentic youth perspective.

membership & community - we build membership and community through our fosterclub. Com website, and through live outreach at events across the country. We encourage young people to engage with each other, ask questions, and gain peer support. The organization's primary communication vehicle, the website, is a hub of information relating to foster care, including articles, message boards, contests and stories. It's a resource available to youth 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Community Stories

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Fosterclub's Spirit, Drive and Determation is what makes the Hope of youth keep going. their an excellent tool needed for youth,alumni,and professionals.

10

Board Member

Rating: 5

There is absolutely nothing bad to say about fosterclub!!! Not only does there website provide conection for foster youth all over the country its staff provides hope and knowledge of a better futur for youth in foster care!! This summer fosterclub came to Arkansas and helped our Youth Advisory Board put together the most amazing conference! Our conference was the first youth conference put together by youth and actually led by youth. Fosterclub led 2 workshops....foster-to-famoous.....fosterclub.com intro. They truly were a key factor in the success of our conference. Fosterclub taught me how to be a true leader. They provided training for myself and my fellow board members. And gave amazing suggestions. Life for youth in foster care has a positive future thanks to fosterclub. Their slogan "Built for Youth....Powered by Youth...Changing life for Youth in Foster Care" tells it all!!! Fosterclubs allstars are awsome, positive, and always willing to help! I say they diserve to win!!

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My niece was is an all star this year. This organization is doing fabulous work with and for kids in care. I am so impressed with my nieces experience and how devoted she is to this improtant cause.

12

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was an all-star in 2009, and working with FosterClub has opened so many doors for me. Everyone who works at fosterclub is invested heart and soul in the system. Many times when I was in foster care I felt people only cared about me because they were paid to do so. With FosterClub, I never felt that way. Their staff are so conscious of the needs of youth like myself, and help shape us into becoming the kind of adults we wished for as kids. They are amazing and are helping make visible changes within the system.

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was an All-Star in 2005 and continue to volunteer with this organization from time to time. The skills and experiences I have acquired have been invaluable. From my internship experiences in 2005 and 2008, I developed skills in establishing boundaries, leading groups and workshops, and speaking. Furthermore, my experiences with FosterClub helped me find my passion for reforming child welfare policy and practice. I am currently a MSW student at Columbia University studying social policy and management. FosterClub connected me to a new community of foster care alumni. Being connected is very crucial for foster care alumni after aging out. I don't believe I would be as goal-driven and successful as I am today without FosterClub. Please endorse FosterClub in an effort to advocate for the half million children in foster care.

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This is a fine organization! Our former foster daughter (who is like our daughter now), became an AllStar, and learned so much. She knows how to speak to groups, lead workshops, and understand her journey. That AllStar experience is very valuable to her, and for that we are thankful to Foster Club. The leaders of Foster Club really helped her to learn and grow.

5

Former staff

Rating: 5

I am proud to say that I was a FosterClub Allstar in 2005. What impresses me is the Director and her resourcefulness and creativity. What she can do with a budget is incredibly impressive. In 2005 she had 2 staff and was operating a network with more than 2,000 recipients. Celeste provided foster youth with channels of communication and a peer support network when there was none. She helped empower them by providing documents and young adults who had been through the process to help them become more active in their case and in their life. She created the majority of the documents her self initially. These documents such as the Fyi3 binders were highly acclaimed and were the general revenue for FosterClub. Celeste's ideas are constantly amazing and typically implemented successfully. She is one of my biggest inspirations and I constantly use her as a role model. The internship change my life as it enhanced many of my skills- public speaking, facilitation, endurance, work ethic, listening, traveling. It also made me much more attractive to other non-profits and my career flourished as a result. Watching FosterClub grow has been amazing and they deserve support as they have always supported young people and modeled an ideal youth friendly non-profit.

4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FosterClub is AMAZING! I work closely with young people and staff from FosterClub at least weekly, and I also proudly donate to FosterClub. Supporting this organization is an easy thing to do--their mission is incredibly important, their work is ALWAYS top-notch, and they are excellent stewards of their limited resources. I encourage everyone to support FosterClub. Young people in foster care need us to care for them, and to ensure we have excellent public policy and practice related to foster care. By supporting FosterClub, you are raising up the 800,000 children who live in foster care every year.

6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing amount of advocacy from such a small organization. They may be small but are widely respected in the foster care advocacy community. Wonderful organization.

8

Former staff

Rating: 5

I have seen people paralyzed by anxiety to such an extent that every life circumstance to be dealt with becomes tinged by a sort of melancholic awareness of the impermanence of things. The awareness by itself is not necessarily a bad thing except when there is no symbol of hope or rather awareness of a future good. It is my opinion that Fosterclub provides an indispensable service towards this end, particularly in the form of the Fosterclub All Stars. The All Stars, and indeed Fosterclub in general, give a silent permission to others to proceed with life rather than becoming paralyzed by the stark revelations brought on by a less than good childhood. The programs offered by Fosterclub are impressive but would amount to very little were it not for the ever caring and ever patient staff of the organization whose compassion appears to me to be beyond question. I have been a recipient of the love and infectious joy of those involved with Fosterclub for sometime and I grow more impressed each time I see a presentation delivered to a group of eager foster youth or when I see a youth having fun simply playing with an All Star.