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Meet the Four New Members of the Council!

on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 14:25

The National Policy Council welcomes four new members to the team! Meet Diego, Jessica, Kaylyn, and Cortney!

Diego Conde - Colorado
After spending five years in Colorado's foster care system, Diego knows anything is possible with a positive attitude. He describes his experience as revolutionary. Diego’s experience with psychotropic medications resulted in a daily struggle to remain positive and hopeful about his future. He persevered despite the barriers brought on by the system and his desire to advocate for his peers in the system grows stronger every day.

Updated Recommendation Page

on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 21:09

The National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council Recommendations page has been updated. Check it out!

National Policy Council Delivers Recommendations to ACF

on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 01:32

Foster Care Youth and Alumni Meet with Asst. Secretary George Sheldon to Discuss Foster Youth Vulnerability to Predators and Transition Planning Challenges for Foster Youth

Washington D.C., Oct 9, 2012 —   Members of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council met on October 9, 2012, with the George Sheldon, Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children and Families, along with others who are interested in issues facing young people in foster care.

The Council presented two series of recommendations to Sheldon and various federal stakeholders.

5 Ideas: a first set of recommendations shared with the Administration

on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 23:00

At the inaugural meeting of the National Foster Care Youth and Alumni Policy Council, the 21 members discussed a wide range of ideas about how to improve the foster care system.  In a meeting with the Federal Administration, Acting Assistant Secretary George Sheldon asked the group to develop a list of five ideas that his team could begin to consider right away.

            The Council crafted a strategy to develop the five ideas.

Meet the Inaugural Members of the Council!

on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 18:05

The inagural members of the National Foster Care Youth & Alumni Policy Council have been selected!  21 people have been selected to serve from across the country.

Want to know more about the Policy Council Members?  Read the bios of the Council members here.  Council members represent young people and alumni from the national partenr organizations.