Tag: Fostering Advocates Arizona

Arizona Says It Lives Up to Foster Youth Education Law, But Can’t Prove It. Can Others? See related stories here

| April 11, 2018
Arizona Says It Lives Up to Foster Youth Education Law, But Can’t Prove It. Can Others? See related stories here

In Arizona, as in many other parts of the United States, school stability for foster youth is a significant problem. Forty-two percent of students in foster care switched schools during the school year, according to a 2015 West Ed report, and research has shown that each change costs a student at least three months of academic progress.

These frequent moves jeopardize the already dim academic prospects for foster youth in a state that is struggling to provide quality education to students in general.

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Frank from Fostering Advocates AZ is Going to the UK!

| December 16, 2017
Frank from Fostering Advocates AZ is Going to the UK!

We are pleased to share that Frank Smith, a member of the Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) Young Adult Leadership Board, has just been awarded the Marshall Scholarship, a prestigious post-graduate scholarship.

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FAAZ 2016 Year in Review

| February 13, 2017
FAAZ 2016 Year in Review

Before we move full speed into the new year, we invite you to take a look at our 2016 Year in Review and some of the accomplishments achieved by Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ). Among those accomplishments was the development and publication of the FAAZ 2016 Advocacy Document. It highlights the Young Adult Leadership Board’s top five priority issues and policy recommendations for improvements in foster care. The Advocacy Document was released at our FAAZ Day at the Legislature and was delivered to all 90 legislators and their legislative staff.

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New Family Finding Resources For Young Adults

| February 5, 2016
New Family Finding Resources For Young Adults

The new Family Finding resource section on the FAAZ website, gives young people a way to start searching for ways to reconnect with family members. Read more…

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Fostering Advocates AZ’s Second Annual Opportunity Fair & Forum – October 30th

| October 18, 2015
Fostering Advocates AZ’s Second Annual Opportunity Fair & Forum – October 30th

In August 2015, a coalition of employers launched the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative to form the nation’s largest employer-led coalition committed to creating meaningful pathways and hiring at least 100,000 opportunity youth by 2018. With nearly one in five “opportunity youth” in Maricopa County, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is committed to investing in our region. Through their efforts with community partner organizations, they are hosting the second Opportunity Fair & Forum on October 30th, from 9am-4pm at the Phoenix Convention Center.

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Vital Documents for Foster Care Youth

| September 15, 2015
Vital Documents for Foster Care Youth

Young adults and advocates expressed it is VITAL that youth who have experienced foster care have their personal documents in order to live an independent life. Check out our new VITAL Documents resource section for foster youth to learn why these documents are important and how to replace them.

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Some Good News about Foster Youth

| April 22, 2015
Some Good News about Foster Youth

Children’s Action Alliance newsletter: April 22, 2015 Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) is a CAA initiative focused on improving the outcomes of young adults who have experienced foster care. FAAZ is guided by young adults who have experienced foster care, with the goal of ensuring that young adults have the information, resources and support they need to transition […]

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New AZ Website for Young People In and From Foster Care

| March 19, 2015
New AZ Website for Young People In and From Foster Care

Children’s Action Alliance (CAA) newsletter: March 13, 2015 Aging Out Of Foster Care? – Fostering Advocates Arizona is here to help!  Leaving foster care can feel pretty overwhelming so CAA is here to assist with a new website and resource hub. Fostering Advocates Arizona (FAAZ) is a CAA initiative focused on improving outcomes for young adults […]

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Introducing: Fostering Advocates Arizona

| November 19, 2014
Introducing: Fostering Advocates Arizona

The name has changed, but the goals remain the same. Welcome Fostering Advocates Arizona (formerly the Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative). The Initiative’s Young Adult Leadership Board has been hard at work leading this name change that shares the importance of having the voices of young adults who have experienced foster care  at the center of our advocacy […]

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