Are you a current or former foster youth 14-25 years old?

Do you want to learn how to advocate for policy change in the Oregon Legislature?

Want to be at the table to improve foster care?

Come to our Advocacy Convening!


Connect with 35-40 current and former foster youth from Oregon and learn about 

OFYC’s 2019 Legislative Concept: Expanding ILP Services to all eligible foster youth.


Where: Salem

When: Saturday, January 26th – Monday, January 28th

Cost: Free!


 Online Application available NOW! Click HERE!


The OFYC Advocacy Convening is a 3 day, 2 night conference where you will have a chance to advocate for OFYC’s 2019 legislative concept: Expanding ILP services, which will help all current and future youth eligible for ILP services in Oregon!

But the conference isn’t all about work! You’ll make friends and participate in fun evening activities!

Here is an idea of what your time at the convening will look like:

Day 1 (Saturday): 

  •  Registration
  •  Welcome and OFYC 101
  • Thinking Critically About ILP
  •  Evening Activities

Day 2 (Sunday):

  • Framing Your Issue and Public Speaking
  • Prep for Meetings with Legislators
  • Evening Activities

Day 3 (Monday):

  • Legislative Meetings at the Capitol
  • Wrap Up and Goodbye

Let us know how we could support you to attend. We support youth with gender neutral bathrooms, a counselor, a nurse, transportation, safety planning, accessible materials, childcare ( with advance request), etc.

You can apply by clicking one of the links below:

Foster Parents & Caseworkers

This 3 day, 2 night gathering focuses on teamwork, critical thinking, public speaking, and leadership development, building a sense of community, having fun and making history! Through daily workshops and activities, youth will work together and learn how to use their experiences to direct policy change. On the final day of the conference they will get the chance to share OFYC’s Legislative Concept directly with legislators during our meetings at the Capitol.

For more information about this conference, please see this attached flyer.

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If you have any questions or concerns please contact Kate Rosenstein Houston, OFYC Program Coordinator, at 503-236-9754, or on Facebook