Ida: Founding Member

Ida Lockett, Founding CYC Member

“How did we come up with the name California Youth Connection back in 1988? ‘Connection’ was actually the main word we all agreed on. When you’re living in foster homes that’s the main thing you’re missing: a lost connection. Everyone’s trying to find some kind of connection to something. We’re trying to connect back with our family, our loved ones. Some of us are just trying to connect with ourselves. So we knew that ‘connections’ was going to be a big part of it. We needed to find that connection. We also knew we were going to use our connections to further ourselves. Every resource or connection was going to help us out in the future.”