Kentucky Youth Advocates and True Up are leading a project to build advocacy momentum for the Journey to Success federal policy reform campaign. This campaign seeks to improve opportunities and outcomes for all youth and young adults who experience foster care by promoting their healing, family connections, and economic security.
The goals of the Kentucky stakeholder workgroup are to determine priorities to lift up in KY based on the needs of our young people in foster care and collectively advocate for federal policy change to improve opportunities and outcomes for these young people.
The group will be meeting three times over the course of the next four months (all meetings will be held virtually via Zoom):
-Tuesday, May 10th from 3:00-4:30PM EST
-Topic: Introduction to JTS Policy Framework + discussion of needs of KY’s current and former foster youth
-Tuesday, June 7th from 3:00-4:30PM EST
-Topic: Discussion on JTS policy recommendations of most importance to KY youth/young adults
-Tuesday, July 12th, from 3:00-4:30PM EST
-Topic: Solidifying KY policy priorities and discussing next steps for collective advocacy
As part of this workgroup, folks at the table will have the opportunity to advocate for KY’s current and former foster youth, network with other advocates across the state, and, ultimately, inform significant child welfare policy change at the federal level.
If you are interested in joining these meetings, please Register Now. You will then receive a calendar invite with Zoom details.