The California Foster
Youth Education Task Force Summit and California College Pathway’s Creating a Blueprint Conference have teamed up with education and early care initiatives to produce a first-of-its-kind statewide education summit focused on ensuring positive educational and career outcomes of children and youth in care. This landmark event will highlight practices and policies which will strengthen and ensure successful transition at every stage of educational development - early childhood to elementary, elementary to middle school, middle school to high school and high school to career and higher education. Join us in bringing together foster care youth, alumni, caregivers, educators, county teams and professionals from child welfare, the courts, early childhood and higher education to network and explore ways to support educational and life success for youth in care.
Keynote presenters include Dr. Alicia Lieberman, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco; Dr. David Osher, Education, Human Development and the Workforce, American Institutes for Research; and Demontray Hankins, Foster care alumnus and California State University, Long Beach 2009 graduate.
Over 50 breakout sessions will be offered on key topics, including:
- Policies affecting students in care
- Implementation of the recently passed Fostering to Success Act
- Early childhood services to vulnerable youth and families
- Successful transitions from foster care to college and career
- Caregiver voices and educational advocacy
- Practical strategies and best practices
The summit will include a special hearing at the Capitol focused on educating key legislators on the educational needs for youth in care.
For more information and to register visit: www.fosteredconnect.org