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Advocate Virtual Forum: Supporting Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

The May 12, 2021 Advocate Virtual Forum hosted by Kentucky Youth Advocates discussed supporting youth aging out of foster care in Kentucky. The panelists included Nikki Thornton, Executive Director of True Up; Paula Garner, President and CEO of Maryhurst; and Cynthia Schepers, a young adult who aged out of [...]

By |2021-12-21T18:09:57-05:00May 13, 2021|News|

True Up is Joining Kentucky Youth Advocates to Maximize Impact on Older Youth in Foster Care

CONTACT: Mara Powell mpowell@kyyouth.org LOUISVILLE, KY – Kentucky Youth Advocates and True Up are pleased to announce a formal partnership between the two organizations. As of April 1, 2021, True Up is officially an affiliated initiative of Kentucky Youth Advocates. True Up Executive Director Nikki Thornton has joined Kentucky Youth Advocates’ team [...]

By |2021-10-07T12:22:59-04:00April 1, 2021|News|

Making Kids Count Podcast: The Impact on Youth In and Transitioning Out of Foster Care

The May 12, 2020 edition of the Making Kids Count podcast featured Nikki Thornton, Director of Program Operations at True Up, and Tia Humphrey, a member of the Voices of the Commonwealth. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting young people in or transitioning out of foster care [...]

By |2021-10-07T13:07:44-04:00May 12, 2020|News|

True Up Youth Take Part in Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Several True Up youth were able to get an up-close look at politics in action and meet with key lawmakers during Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Held on February 5, this marked the 11th year for the event, which attracts hundreds of people from across Kentucky to Frankfort [...]

By |2021-10-07T13:24:20-04:00February 10, 2015|News|

Say Y.E.S. an Empowering Experience

More than 125 foster youth attended the Youth Empowerment Summit (Y.E.S.) September 28 at the University of Louisville Shelby Campus. True Up and other child advocacy groups sponsored the summit that focused on kids helping kids succeed as adults. The event was planned by young people and all workshop [...]

By |2021-10-07T15:10:11-04:00September 28, 2013|News|

Collaborative Graduation Party Held to Celebrate Foster Youth

A special group of Jefferson County graduates gathered June 10th at the Home of the Innocents to celebrate receiving their high school diplomas or GEDs. The Kentucky Department for Community Based Services, foster care agencies in Jefferson County and True Up joined forces to host the [...]

By |2021-10-07T14:59:57-04:00June 10, 2013|News|

True Up Youth Have Their Voices Heard in Frankfort

Kentucky lawmakers focused their attention on some of the young citizens of the commonwealth during Children’s Advocacy Day. Two Dozen True Up youth traveled to Frankfort for the January 16 event. They joined hundreds of other advocates – social workers, teachers, judges, doctors and other youth – to voice the [...]

By |2021-10-07T15:03:36-04:00January 16, 2013|News|
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