YWP in the Media
Coverage of "Yes Youth Can: Confronting the Challenges of Aging Out"
Alan King covered the hearing itself. Read his column to get highlights of the insightful hearing and learn about some of the most importnat issues for older youth in the foster care system. Mr. King captures both the youth stories and decision makers' responses, and we are glad he was there to document this important event!
Thanks to The Washington Examiner for both announcing the hearing and spreading awareness about the issues covered! Click here to read Khadijah Ali-Coleman's coverage of the event.
On Thursday, January 21, 2010, Washington Post Metro Columnist Petula Dvorak sat down with some the the Foster Care Campaign's teen staff members as they prepared for their hearing the next day with Councilmember Tommy Wells. Her article in the next day's Post captured both the urgency of the teens' work, and the resiliency of their spirits. We thank her for sharing the stories of our youth!
YWP is grateful to those in the media who are doing their part to be sure that teen women and men are recognized for their leadership and the impact they make on the institutions that serve them!