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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

4 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.

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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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FosterClub is an excellent organization with a driven mission to make a difference. This mission is fulfilled in the best way possible, through giving kids a voice, and empowering others. The organization is organized in their work, thoughtful in their approach, and effective in their outreach. I am very proud to say I have worked with this organization on numerous occasions and I hope to do so again in the future.

9 crdouglass

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

FosterClub is a great organization aimed at providing support to youth and young adults who have been involved in the foster care system. Celeste Bodnar is passionate about helping these youth get connected to positive life experiences. I've worked with her to educate legislative representatives on the challenges that youth in foster care face. The youth who Celeste helped to prepare were incredible spokespeople and did a wonderful job at advocating for their brothers and sisters in care. Organizations like this are incredibly valuable to our society.