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Young Leaders Gather to Help Foster Youth

AYOI Picture 1 rounded corners drop shadowThis past weekend in downtown Phoenix, 11 young leaders from across Maricopa County gathered for a full day orientation to launch the Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative’s (AYOI) Youth Partnership Board. These leaders will guide the Initiative’s work to ensure young adults have a say in shaping policies, programs, and services for a successful transition to adulthood.

Members of the Youth Partnership Board will work in collaboration with Children’s Action Alliance and our community partners to increase the number of young people enrolled in a health insurance plan; promote educational resources, funding, and scholarship programs; and grow community knowledge of the services and supports available to young people exiting foster care. Members of the Youth Partnership Board will provide legislative testimony, develop a youth-driven advocacy agenda, and represent the youth voice at conferences, workshops and community events. These members represent young people who currently or formerly experienced foster care and are between the ages of 16 and 26.

You can now join AYOI and the Youth Partnership Board in efforts to help youth who have experienced foster care make successful transitions to adulthood. Like us on Facebook and stay updated on critical information and services affecting young adults to build a brighter future for these Arizonans.

AYOI is made possible through the generous support of the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. To learn more about the Trust work with Children’s Action Alliance and two of the young adults working to improve the lives of youth who have experienced foster care, click HERE

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