Blogs

June 12, 2019

On May 29, the Fostering Youth Success Alliance (FYSA) hosted its 5th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day. Sixteen students from across New York City made their way to City Hall for an opportunity to shadow one of New York City’s council members. While shadowing key members of city council, advocates learned about the functions of city government while becoming more civically engaged as youth advocates.

January 29, 2019

On Tuesday January 29th more than 60college-age foster youth joined child welfare workers and other advocates for Fostering Youth Success Alliance’s annual advocacy day in Albany. Advocates met with dozens of senators and assemblymembers to share their stories and stress the importance of full funding for New York State’s Foster Youth College Success Initiative.

February 28, 2018

On January 29, the Fostering Youth Success Alliance (FYSA) hosted the first ever New York State Foster Youth Shadow Day. Twelve college students from across the state traveled to Albany and got the opportunity to shadow one of New York State’s assembly members, senators, or a staff member from the governor’s office. In the process, the advocates learned about how state government functions while becoming more civically engaged as youth advocates.