About Us

The Fostering Youth Success Alliance is working to improve the socioeconomic, health, housing, and educational outcomes for youth in care and aging out of care in New York State by collaboratively advocating for effective policies. New York State is home to approximately 20,000 young people living in foster care. In 2012, there were about 4,000 youth either in the system or recently exited who were of college age.

Why We Exist

Youth who age out of the New York state foster care system often do so without the basic tools they need to transition to adulthood successfully. They face enormous challenges in housing, education, health, employment, and the justice system.
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We identify, research, and monitor issues that affect children and youth currently or formerly in foster care across New York State. We mobilize communities and advocate for improved policies, greater resources, and better services.
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