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Peer Network Member awarded Champion for Children at Children’s Advocacy Day

Elected leaders and advocates step up for Kentucky kids in countless ways every day, especially in Frankfort throughout the legislative session. During Children’s Advocacy Week, Kentucky Youth Advocates and partners in the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children presented Champion for Children awards to honor those state leaders, advocates, and young people for their [...]

By |2023-03-07T15:50:00-05:00March 7, 2023|News|

New Report: Analysis of Kentucky’s Residential Foster Care

New Report: Analysis of Kentucky’s Residential Foster Care   Featuring Interviews of Youth with Lived Experience and Recommendations  LOUISVILLE, KY – Residential and institutional facilities are meant for youth experiencing crises, yet these settings are often over-utilized due to lack of family-based foster care rather than a clinical need for [...]

By |2022-12-07T13:13:51-05:00November 30, 2022|News|

Solutions to Prevent and Mitigate Educational Disengagement in Louisville

"I wish maybe more people would have reached out. We need a lot more people involved to reach out to help kids that are experiencing challenges outside of school." - Louisville Young Adult Educational disengagement is one of the most critical issues affecting the Louisville community. Earlier this year, the [...]

By |2022-10-06T12:37:51-04:00October 6, 2022|News|

Launching the Journey to Success Campaign in Kentucky

This post originally appeared on Kentucky Youth Advocates on August 9, 2022 Thousands of young adults exit foster care, often without the preparation or support they need to succeed in adulthood. With limited resources and services, their paths can lead to homelessness, more trauma, and [...]

By |2022-08-16T15:52:38-04:00August 16, 2022|News|

2022 True Up Charrette: A Look at Educational Outcomes of Foster Youth

True Up hosted our annual Charrette on July 19th, and we’re delighted to share our highlights from the day!  Hosting the Charrette allows us to share valuable updates from True Up and to create a space for collaboration, where we can hear from dedicated community partners. This year, the [...]

By |2022-08-08T16:49:38-04:00August 8, 2022|News|

Advocating in D.C. for Young People with a Foster Care Experience

True Up and Kentucky Youth Advocates like to find new ways to advocate. So, we often find ourselves in new projects that all have an end goal of improving the child welfare system. We are currently working on a grant, known as the Journey to Success campaign, that seeks [...]

By |2022-07-11T15:27:08-04:00July 11, 2022|News|

OP-ED: Wrapping around our foster care alumni experiencing homelessness

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in the Herald Leader on May 27, 2022. By Tia Humphrey, Lynn Rippy, and Nikki Thornton 1 in 3. 1 in 3 young adults with a foster care experience face housing instability in Kentucky. That’s 1 in 3 young people with their livelihood and [...]

By |2022-05-31T14:01:38-04:00May 31, 2022|News|

Foster Care Awareness Month Facebook Live

True Up is an initiative to empower young people in foster care to gain critical life skills and help them transition from agency care to independent living. It is a caring family of foster care alumni who have faced the challenges of getting jobs, continuing their education, overcoming the [...]

By |2022-05-24T15:31:16-04:00May 24, 2022|News|

Guest Blog: Updates to the Foster Youth Bill of Rights & Extended Care Policy

By Tamara Vest This year, the Voices of the Commonwealth (VOC) set policy initiatives for young people in foster care. Those initiatives included amendments to the foster youth bill of rights to promote inclusivity for young people in several ways. They also advocated for changes to Kentucky’s extended foster care [...]

By |2022-05-10T11:36:47-04:00May 10, 2022|News|
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