What’s Happening With CYC
2014 Foster Youth Recognition Scholarship!
It's here!!! Thanks to a group of individual donors in Los Angeles, CYC is happy to annouce that this year, we will be giving TEN $600 scholarships to current and former foster youth currently or planning on attending higher education institutions. Scholarships will be given to individuals who are pursuing a higher education and who have a history in the foster care system. Applications are due April 1st. To apply, please click here.
CYC's Annual Day at the Capitol!
CYC is proud to annouce that CYC's 2014 Day at the Capitol was a huge success!!! CYC's bill regarding Sibling Visitation Rights, will now be authored by Senator Steinberg (Author of CYC's Original Sibilng Togetherness bill AB 1987 in 2000). At this year's Rally/Press Conference on February 10th on the Capitol West Steps, CYC honored Phillip Crandall, Barbara LaHaie and Senator Holly Mitchell. We had over 385 people in attendance at the event! Congrats to all of the youth, adult supporters and community members that took part in the weekend's events.
Did You Know...
...that in 2000, language was adopted into the California state budget that states that "California values the input of foster youth into the development of child welfare policy and CYC is the vehicle to provide that input." This language establishes CYC as a central sustainable player in the development of child welfare policy in California and is a model for other states.
Foster Youth In Action (FYA) & CYC National Evaluation"I learned how to speak for what I believe in."
"I am less shy and more assertive. I speak up for myself more."
"I can honestly say now, I'm proud to be a foster youth. We are survivors!"
"I learned during CYC conferences that there are other people like me and I am not alone."
To read more about the impact CYC has on current and former foster youth, please click here to read CYC's evaluation report.