Other Policy Resources

Foster Youth Education

The California Foster Youth Education Task Force is dedicated to improving educational outcomes for foster youth in California by bringing together subject matter experts representing more than 35 organizations and agencies to engage in cross-systems collaboration.

Foster Ed Connect is an online community connecting and supporting California’s foster youth liaisons, advocates and all professionals working to improve the educational outcomes of foster youth.

The National Working Group on Foster Care and Education heightens national awareness of the educational needs of children and youth in care, and promotes best and promising practices and reforms across educational, child welfare, and juvenile and family court systems.

Youth Empowerment

California Youth Connection (CYC) develops foster youth leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the child welfare system through legislative and policy change.

FosterClub leads the efforts of young people in and from foster care to become connected, educated, inspired and represented so they can realize their personal potential and contribute to a better life for their peers.

General College Access

The Campaign for College Opportunity is focused on ensuring that the next generation of California students has the chance to attend college and succeed in order to keep our workforce and economy strong.

Child Welfare Policy

California Fostering Connections provides extensive information about AB 12, California’s law that extends foster care through age 21.

Fostering Media Connections harnesses the power of journalism to advance child welfare reform by covering emerging solutions to the system’s challenges.

John Burton Advocates for Youth provides leadership, initiates educational campaigns and conducts advocacy to raise awareness and interest to better the lives for foster youth, former foster youth and homeless youth.