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Foster Youth and Alumni Leadership Summit

You are invited to apply for the third annual Foster Youth and Alumni Leadership Summit:

When: October 25 & 26, 2008
Where: Cedarbrook Leadership Center, Seattle

What is the Foster Youth and Alumni Leadership Summit?

The Leadership Summit is a skill-building opportunity for current and former foster youth and their allies who are interested in sustaining local foster youth and alumni action groups that can elevate their voice and unique perspective to create change in their lives and the lives of others who have experienced foster care. All travel expenses and participation costs will be paid.

Who should complete an application?

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. A member of or interested in joining your local foster youth and alumni action group
  2. Currently one of the following:
    • A foster youth age 14 or older
    • A former foster youth age 24 or younger

What if I am an Ally or Alumni over the age of 24 and believe in the Leadership Summit goals?

Please contact Kara Sanders for an ally application. Former foster youth over the age of 24 are encouraged to request an application.

What types of activities will be at the Leadership Summit?

Participants will learn how to use their voice effectively to get their needs met in and out of the system. Participants will meet with other current and former foster youth, identify issues important to them, and express their ideas to state policy makers.

When is the application deadline?

Applications must be sent (or postmarked) by Friday, August 29, 2008.

Mailing Address:
Foster Youth and Alumni Leadership Summit
Attention: Kara Sanders
2100 24th Ave S, Suite 240
Seattle, WA 98144

When will I hear the results?

The Summit Planning Committee will notify all applicants, in writing, of the selection decisions by no later than Friday, September 19, 2008. Selected participants will need to complete and return their registration forms to attend.

Questions/concerns or application requests, call 206-838-6660 or Email leadershipsummit@mockingbird.org