Message from the Executive Director on Juneteenth

Today is Juneteenth — the day commemorating the end of slavery. June 19, 1865 was when the last slaves in America were informed that they were free. The message reached them in Texas two-and-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation had legally freed them. And while hundreds of years of slavery in America had finally come […]

National Foster Youth Institute Announces Addition of New Board Member — Marcus Scribner

The National Foster Youth Institute welcomes Marcus Scribner to their board of directors. Scribner, a 20-year-old actor and activist, brings to the position a commitment to improving outcomes for foster youth and transition aged youth, and an enthusiasm for lifting up their voices. “I’m proud to welcome Marcus to our board,” said NFYI Executive Director […]

Statement from National Foster Youth Institute on the Death of George Floyd and the Protests That Have Followed

The murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers has sparked an unprecedented wave of public demonstration across our country. Decades of biased policing, systemic racism, inequitable access to resources, mass incarceration and an unjust healthcare system have had deadly consequences for the Black community. The reaction that we’re seeing now is understandable and […]