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  • California Youth Connection California Youth Connection

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(37.78794,-122.40009)
 

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Mission Statement

California Youth Connection(CYC) is guided, focused and driven by current and former foster youth with the assistance of other committed community members. CYC promotes the participation of foster youth in policy development and legislative change to improve the foster care system, and strives to improve social work practice and child welfare policy. CYC Chapters in counties throughout the state identify local issues and use grassroots and community organizing to create change.

Description

CYC is a statewide organization serving over 500 current and former foster youth between the ages of 14-24, and over 135 volunteers.

We currenlty have 32 county based chapters and statewide offices in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles.

CYC provides young people the opportunity to share their experiences, have their voices heard and significantly impact the policys and practices affecting foster youth. CYC provides both leadership and advocacy opportunities for youth in and out of the foster care system.

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http://www.calyouthconn.org

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