Welcome to CYC, Celebrating 30 Years of Youth Voice!


California Youth Connection (CYC) is a youth-led organization that develops leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative, policy, and practice change.

#fosterStability covid-19 survey

CYC is excited to launch our #FosterStability COVID-19 Survey! This survey is intended for youth ages 14-24 yrs old who have experienced California’s Foster Care system. Our goal is to capture and elevate their experiences as it relates to COVID-19. The results will be shared with our team of CYC members, who will shape and lead the organizations’ continued work on this.

Elevating Youth Voice and Engagement in TAY Mental Health Services

We are proud to share the third and final State of the Community report developed by our No Stigma No Barriers (NSNB) TAY mental health project. “POWER: Elevating Youth Voice and Engagement in TAY Mental Health Services” celebrates the work of the NSNB Board, CYC staff, MHSOAC, and community partners, and shares the perspectives and recommendations of the young people who have led the three-year project. 

We hope their voices will inspire the community to put youth voice at the center of analysis, planning, and oversight of California’s TAY mental health services. 

We invite our entire community to read all three reports and join us in celebrating and facilitating authentic youth engagement.