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Youth engagement should be authentic, not superficial

Foster Youth August 8th, 2019

Foster Youth in Action presents a strategy for youth engagement

A report from Trust grantee Foster Youth in Action, Youth-Led Organizing: A Strategy for Healing and Child Welfare Systems Change, explains why it’s important to move past more superficial youth engagement strategies, like youth advisory boards, and allow youth to truly lead organizing and advocacy efforts. The report highlights practices specifically for organizing youth who have experience in foster care and provides recommendations for the field.

To learn more, click the link below to read the Youth-Led Organizing report from Foster Youth in Action: