Friday, May 18, 2007

Youth Voices Can and Should Be Heard

The Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO) recently launched the My Story Project, an opportunity for foster youth to create photo and video expressions of what foster care reform would mean in their lives.

Why should youth participate? Because too many kids are spending too many years in foster care, and changes need to be made. Many are waiting to go home; others are waiting for a permanent family. Current or former foster youth know this better than anyone.

PCSAO will be creating a Web site to showcase the resulting projects, and will feature them in a film festival in September.

All youth who participate by submitting their stories by July 1, 2007, will receive a My Story Project T-Shirt, be entered into a drawing to win an iPod Nano, and have a chance to advocate on behalf of other youth. We encourage you to tell any current or former foster youth you know about this exciting opportunity to raise their voices in a call for reform.

1 comment:

FAScinated said...

This looks like a great project! I will help spread the word! ~Kari