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Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day

Participating in the Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day allows youth and policymakers to meet and learn from one another.

Young people in and from foster care will be able to speak to and learn about Congress and the White House while gaining a “hands-on” understanding about how the U.S. government operates on a daily basis. Members of Congress are able to listen to the stories of young people and gain a well-rounded understanding of the experiences of youth in foster care, which will help them as they pursue policies that impact all foster youth.Youth who have experienced foster care and are interested in participating in the Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day are selected by FosterClub

Additionally, youth are invited to participate in many activities with policymakers including committee hearings, press events, and meetings. Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Day offers young people and Congressional Members the opportunity to work together to improve the foster care system for the benefit of those that are or may have been system involved.  

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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of The New Foster Care that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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