Support for an advocacy project and values framing over the next month, strategic communications around a bill and framing Fosters as a key test community for larger social solutions.
Support on this advocacy project will help provide strategic communications around a bill that would grant Fosters a debt-free education at a Minnesota institution of higher education.
Foster Advocates is not just our name; it's our mission. We foster advocacy, policy change, and organizing by partnering with current/former foster youth and impacted communities.
We organize individuals with connections to child welfare systems to build power and the capacity of our foster care community. Our Foster Advocates Fellowship is a 6-month leadership and advocacy development opportunity for current & former Fosters to build their capacity and turn "activators into activists."
We advocate with former foster youth and stakeholders at the county and state level to create the changes our communities need.
CONDUCT POLICY & RESEARCH
We conduct policy and research on the identified issues our foster communities prioritize, and support annual legislative priorities identified by the foster community.