Host a Foster Youth for a Day on Capitol Hill!

The Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth is excited to announce the fifth annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in honor of National Foster Care Month this May. We hope that you will participate by granting foster youth an opportunity to shadow you from approximately 4 hours this May 25, 2016.

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Forum on Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

We are proud of last year’s successful bipartisan reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. At a time when Congress is often decried as incapable of compromise, we made history when the President signed Every Student Succeeds Act into law and replaced the No Child Left Behind Act with a new federal K-12 education law that will better serve students, parents, educators, and communities.

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PREVENTING NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH SUICIDE

American Indian and Alaska Native young adults have the highest suicide rates across every demographic group in the United States. American Indian and Alaska Native youths (ages 15-34) have a suicide rate that is nearly 1.5 times higher than the national average for this age group.

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