Join us today to take action in support of foster youth, alumni of care, and families!

Join a Local Chapter

We’re working toward developing community leaders in every Congressional district across the U.S. who will partner with policymakers at all levels of government to articulate pressing issues and explore solutions through policy change. Our local chapters are supported by NFYI’s staff and led by current and former foster youth between 18 and 30. Members participate in retreats, meet with state, city, and county officials, and develop creative outreach events to engage and educate their peers.

Become an NFYI Member

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If there’s not a local chapter in your area at this time, you’re invited to join our national membership program. Using virtual platforms and digital tools, this program enables current and former foster youth to connect with each other and share ideas no matter where they are in the country.

Your voice matters. Help us make a change.

Congressmembers Don Bacon (NE-02) and Dan Kildee (MI-05) have introduced The Fostering Postsecondary Success for Foster and Homeless Youth Act of 2021. If passed, the legislation would give transition age youth more help and resources to complete college, trade schools, and other postsecondary training programs. Reps. Bacon and Kildee are inviting other members of Congress to join them in co-sponsoring this bipartisan bill. You can help by emailing or calling your Congressmember and encouraging them to consider it!

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Shadow Day has proven to be a truly enriching experience.

Shadow Day participants are outstanding examples of inner strength, and it is our strong belief that everyone’s worldview would be improved by spending time with foster youth. These individuals exemplify the American values of perseverance and resilience. For members of Congress, having these courageous foster youth joining us as our ‘shadows’ gives us a better perspective and serves as a reminder of the many issues they face.

Reps. Paul Mitchell & Jim Langevin

Help us make a difference on the issues that affect foster youth.