Statewide Membership Council

The largest representative body in our organization, the CYC Statewide Membership Council meets quarterly and is comprised of members from each of our county-based chapters.

April Barcus

CO-CHAIR
April Barcus is a member of the Antelope Valley chapter in the Los Angeles Region. She has done foster youth advocacy for about five years including starting the Guardian Scholars club at her college before finding CYC. She has been a chapter chair for most of her two years in the organization, participated in the Legislative and Policy Committee and helped to create the Member Transition Committee. April is dedicating her career to helping others. She is currently finishing up her associate degrees in Political Science and Paralegal Studies and hopes to go on to law school to become an attorney in civil rights and constitutional law. She looks forward to representing the membership of CYC and ensuring that youth voice is integral in the decision making of the organization.

Natasha Sosa

CO-CHAIR
Natasha Sosa is currently a fellow on the policy and legislative committee/COVID-19 task force. She is an active member of the Long Beach chapter and has been engaged in the CYC community for two years. Natasha Sosa is 18 years old and just recently graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School. She is looking forward to continuing her work with CYC throughout her college experience. For this term of SMC, her priority is to maintain communication throughout the entire membership. Natasha joined CYC to use her voice to transform the foster care system for all youth. Natasha looks forward to all the opportunities CYC has to offer as she supports the members on their paths to success!

Starr Miller-Jackson

CO-CHAIR
Bio Coming Soon.

Previous Co-Chairs

What an amazing journey to watch these individuals grow and accomplish so many great things! Thank you for your continuous leadership.

Amadahy (Forryst) Childers

Hey y'all! My name is Amadahy (Forryst) Childers. I am a 19-year-old foster youth from Monterey Bay. I am a freshman in college and I am double majoring in Political Science and Atmospheric Sciences. I am the chair of the Monterey Bay chapter and I am also on the Legislative and Policy Committee. I enjoy advocating in my county not just for foster youth but JJ youth and other youth as well. I especially love going to school board meetings and PBIS meetings to make sure there is youth representation in conversations that will be affecting youth in tremendous ways. Currently, I am writing four bills with Senator Wilk involving foster youth deaths and accountability within CDSS for not keeping records on murders happening in the system. I love being able to represent people and I am so excited to have our voices be heard. We got this y'all<3

EDDIEWILSON LEVI

Eddiewilson Levi grew up in San Francisco and is a proud community advocate not only for foster youth but for at risk youth and also for Pacific Islanders. He enjoys building community with others in safe spaces where everyone can share and thrive together. Being a native San Franciscan, Eddiewilson learned to become an activist in fighting against corrupt and misled systems by learning about struggles within our society, whether it be gentrification, police brutality, systematic racism, etc. He believes it is important to utilize your voice and help organize your community in finding solutions to help build a better future for everyone.

KATRINA QUIROZ

Katrina is 20 years old and currently the Kings Chapter chair in the Central Valley. She has been a member of CYC for five going on six years, and currently attends Fresno City College majoring in Political Science and minoring in Teaching. She has also been a part of CYC’s No Stigma No Barriers Mental Health Board, Policy & Legislative Committee and a 2019 SLPC conference facilitator. She is extremely excited to work hand in hand with members for this upcoming year.