Project Foster Power Volume II - On Demand
- Foster Parent (Colorado) - Free!
- CASA - $25
- Foster Parent (Outside Colorado) - $10
- County/CPA Worker - $25
- Foster Parent (New Mexico) - Free!
- Former FP/Adoptive Parent/Not currently fostering - $10
- Certified Kin Parent (Colorado) - Free!
- Certified Kin Parent (Outside Colorado) - $10
- Foster Source Staff - Free!
- Non-certified Kin Parent (Colorado) - Free!
- Non-certified Kin Parent (Outside Colorado) - $10
- Teacher - $25
- Speaker - Free!
- New Mexico Misc. - $10
project Foster Power (pFP) is a group of current and former foster youth, ages 15 to 25+, who are using their voices and experiences to improve the Colorado child welfare system through youth-led organizing and advocacy. Hearing time and time again that youth did not feel adequately prepared or supported in their transition to adulthood, pFP identified their 2020-2021 issue for action: Improving Supports for Young People Exiting Foster Care. As part of this campaign, youth came together to develop best practice recommendations for professionals across three key areas: 1) Placements that Better Meet Youth Needs, 2) Self Care and Community, and 3) Education and Employment.
This session will focus on Self-Care and Community – recommendations on how to empower youth to develop strategies to care for ourselves, both physically and mentally, and create supportive connections in our own communities
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Jordyn Gendel (she/her/hers) (Moderator)
Youth Empowerment Specialist
Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
Jordyn Gendel (she/her/hers) serves as the Youth Empowerment Specialist, supporting attorneys through a multi-disciplinary model in the Young Adult Legal Advocacy Program, and as the adult ally for project Foster Power, a youth-led advocacy initiative hosted by the Children’s Law Center. Jordyn focuses her everyday work on amplifying the voices of young adults and pushing for positive system change. Before joining our team, she was a Special Education teacher both in Chicago and in Denver. She primarily worked with young people who had experienced instability through system involvement, homelessness, and other experiences of trauma.
Joining Jordyn will be five young people from project Foster, ranging between the ages of 15 to 25+, who are using their voices and experiences to improve the Colorado child welfare system through youth-led organizing and advocacy. When these young people are not advocating for system changes you can find them working, in school, and being fantastic parents.