Vision & Mission
Our vision is that all foster youth will be equal partners in contributing to all policies and decisions made in their lives. All youth in foster care will have their needs met and the support to grow into healthy and vibrant adults.
The mission of California Youth Connection (CYC), a youth-led organization, is to develop leaders who empower each other and their communities to transform the foster care system through legislative, policy, and practice change. Learn more about our community!
Ways to get involved in our community
Are you 25 years old + and want to work alongside youth in systems change work? CYC is a unique youth-adult partnership that mobilizes system-impacted young people and adult supporters in community advocacy around issues in youth-serving systems. Learn more about how you can support your local CYC members.
Are you an agency or organization that serves young people impacted by youth-serving systems? Learn about how you can provide child welfare professionals with quality youth-centered trainings around youth development and socio-emotional growth.