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.
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.