Civic Engagement / Participation, Transition-Aged Youth, Youth Empowerment

California Youth Connection

California Youth ConnectionCalifornia Youth Connection (CYC) builds foster youth’s leadership and advocacy skills to improve California’s foster care system by promoting opportunities for foster youth to speak with policymakers and engaging youth in policy development. As the the only organization in California to engage foster youth in the policy-making process, CYC is now a national model.

Every year CYC serves more than 500 foster youth members, ages 14-24, through 30 chapters throughout the state. CYC members reflect the diversity of the state’s 72,557 foster youth, the majority of whom are of color and 100% of whom are low-income.

To make a secure, tax-deductible donation online, click on the button below. You may also send checks payable to the California Community Foundation, noting that the donation is for the California Youth Connection. Checks should be mailed to:

California Community Foundation
717 W Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

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