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.

October is National Youth Justice Action Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about overreaches in juvenile justice, the need for greater accountability and diversion programs, and to lift up the voices of justice-involved youth. Support the Juvenile Justice Think Tank at NFYI by participating in two action items: add your voice to the #LostDays social media campaign or sign their letter to President Joe Biden. 

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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.