California Youth Connection – 2012 Leadership & Policy Conference
The California Youth Connection 2012 Leadership & Policy Conference was a very productive week for the foster youth of both the California Youth Connection (CYC) and the National Foster Youth Action Network (NYFAN). The event took place in Thousand Oaks, CA earlier this month and foster youth had workshops on various issues that effect them and worked together to brainstorm how to improve these issues. They also learned how to bring matters to Congress to change laws where necessary. The objective of the conference was to teach the youth the importance of their voice, and to show them how to effectively get those voices heard.