The National Foster Youth Institute is accepting applications from former foster youth ages 18-30 to participate in the 2018 Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program!
For the past five years, the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth has hosted a Shadow Day, where former foster youth are paired with their Members of Congress for a day on Capitol Hill. The selected youth spend almost a week in Washington, D.C. each May, gaining a better understanding of the role of Congress and learning how they can make their own voices heard on issues they care about.
This year’s Shadow Program will take place Sunday, May 20 – Thursday, May 24, 2018. For more information on this amazing, all-expenses-paid opportunity, and to apply, click the button below. CASA staff and volunteers are encouraged to share this opportunity with former foster youth who may be interested! The application deadline is Feb. 28.