Members include foster youth and alumni who are willing to participate and are dedicated to improving the foster care system for others. Foster youth gain working knowledge of Alaska’s child welfare system, develop skills in public speaking, advocacy, and have a unique opportunity to connect with their peers throughout the state. Allies are non-members who support the work of FFCA throughout Alaska. FFCA is comprised of individuals who have experienced foster care.
The membership represents a wide range of ages, including: Youth ages 15+ currently in foster care Alumni ages 15+ former foster youth Alumni/Elders ages 25+ former foster youth
FFCA Members are expected to:
Advocate to better the foster care system.
Engage in a network of peer support.
Educate and empower foster youth and society to make change using our stories.
Youth Leadership Board (YLB) Members ages 15-24 have the opportunity to be elected to the volunteer statewide Youth Leadership Board for a two year term, representing one of the 5 OCS regions within the state. YLB assists in planning and facilitating statewide and regional activities for the members.
If you are interested in joining us, or know of a youth or alumni who may be interested in joining FFCA, please contact Sarah Redmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (907) 786-6776.
Laptops for Foster Youth
If you are a current or former foster youth, you may apply for a free laptop. Fill out the form below to apply for a laptop.
Alaska Youth Law Guide: A Handbook for Teens and Young Adults The Alaska Bar Association has announced the launch of its Alaska Youth Law Guide: A Handbook for Teens and Young Adults. This website is a public education resource presented by the Alaska Bar Association Law-Related Education Committee to help young Alaskans understand the law and how it may affect them. Here you will find general information about many of the legal issues teens and young adults are likely to encounter, and some resources for getting more information or assistance. The Guide is comprised of nearly 150 Q & A's written by more than 50 volunteers on subjects important to young people. Check it out at www.alaskayouthlawguide.org