2020 Policy Recommendations

2020 Policy Recommendations

Twenty-six current and former foster youth from across the state participated in Oregon Foster Youth Connection’s virtual 2020 Policy Conference. On Aug 25th, many of them presented the following recommendations to an audience of lawmakers, Oregon Department of Human...
2020 Policy Conference Success!

2020 Policy Conference Success!

For immediate release: 08/26/20 Contact: Michelle Luedtke | michelle@ourchildrenoregon.org | 503-236-9754 Foster Youth Propose Policy Recommendations to Improve Oregon’s Foster Care System Oregon: Tuesday afternoon, current and former foster youth virtually presented...
2020 Policy Conference

2020 Policy Conference

If you’re 14-25 years old and have ever been in foster care, you’re invited!!! Join 35-40 other current or former foster youth from across Oregon for four days of virtual advocacy, activism, leadership and fun! Where: At your computer or phone When: Saturday, August...
OFYC Members Attended National Workgroup

OFYC Members Attended National Workgroup

OFYC members Violet D. and Phoenix R. traveled to Washington, D.C. in March to participate in a special opportunity. Here’s what Violet said about her experience: What was the opportunity? The Children’s Bureau (CB) and the Capacity Building Center for States (the...
OFYC Members Selected to Intern in Salem

OFYC Members Selected to Intern in Salem

OFYC members Macy and Sage traveled to Salem to participate in a special opportunity. Here’s what Macy said about her experience: Macy: I was very blessed to be able to be an intern on Representative Keny-Guyer’s team during the 2020 short session. During that time I...