Sending Office: Honorable Karen Bass
Save the Date: June 4, 2019
Host a Foster Youth for a Day on Capitol Hill!
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The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth is excited to announce the eighth annual Foster Youth Shadow Day.
We hope that you will participate by providing a foster youth the opportunity to shadow you for at least 4 hours Wednesday, June 4, 2019.
Your participation provides an opportunity for foster youth to experience the fundamentals of the United States Congress. Members will help foster youth see themselves as leaders and create opportunities for them to explore future careers here in Washington.
Each Member of Congress will be paired with one current foster youth or foster alumnus (young adult) between the ages of 18 and 30 from the Member’s district. We ask that the youth spend as much time as possible directly with the Member, but we understand
that some private time might be needed.
We are working closely with nationwide foster youth organizations to ensure a positive experience for participating youth. The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth is excited to host this event and we encourage you to host a foster youth for the day!
To sign-up to host a foster youth, please fill out the interest form
here! If you have questions, please contact Nina DeJonghe in the office of Representative Karen Bass at
Nina.DeJonghe@mail.house.gov or 202-225-7084. A more detailed schedule of events and logistical information will be provided to offices interested in participating.
Deadline to register for the 2019 Shadow Day is Wednesday, May 1, 2019.
Background on the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth:
Launched in 2011, the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth provides a forum for Members of Congress to discuss and develop policy recommendations to strengthen the child welfare system and improve the overall well-being of youth and families throughout
the United States. Caucus Members engage in both community outreach and legislative action. Members actively inform their understanding of the challenges and best practices facing foster youth and families through participating in a Nationwide Listening Tour.
In turn, Members have applied these experiences on the Hill by introducing strategic bipartisan legislation that has been signed into law and positively impacted foster youth and families. For more information and a list of Members, check out our website:
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