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Focus: Foster Children
Resource Submissions close March 31, 2023 Virtual
Inner Voice Inner Voice Writing Competition

Inner Voice is a writing challenge for resilient youth, ages 13 to 18, based in Los Angeles. If you are currently attending a title 1 school, and/or are system involved – then this challenge is for you!

The purpose of the challenge is to encourage young people to express themselves through writing. We will be publishing an online journal once a year that will include all works submitted.

Focus: Foster Children
Event 2/26 IKAR, 1737 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Second Nurture Be a Champion for a Kid in Foster Care

Do you know anyone serious about spending time with an older child in foster care? Here is an opportunity to welcome a child into your home through two-weekend visits a month. If you are interested in this kind of special relationship, please join us.

Focus: Foster Children
Volunteer Opportunity 2/26 IKAR, 1737 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
Second Nurture Help Kids and Foster Families Find Each Other

Volunteer to run activities, serve pizza, or just do whatever’s needed as potential foster parents and kids in the foster system meet in this activity-filled getting-to-know-you event.

Focus: Foster Children
Resource Ongoing University of California, Los Angeles
First Star First Star Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy Recruitment

The First Star UCLA Bruin Guardian Scholars Academy (BGSA) is a free, comprehensive four-year college access program for youth in foster care. BGSA offers a 2-4 week residential summer academy where youth receive academic support, enrichment, and encouragement needed to assist them in becoming competitive college applicants. The program engages a cohort of students in a variety of fun and active learning opportunities that include academic courses for college credit, independent studies, social and cultural activities, field trips, service learning, and recreational activities. In addition to the summer immersion program, students will receive individual support and mentoring throughout the academic year through their participation in monthly Saturday Academies.

Focus: Transition Age Youth
Volunteer Opportunity Ongoing Virtual
Foster Kids United Virtual Mentors Needed
Looking for FYM nationwide to mentor transition-aged youth online on zoom weekly. Commitment is a must.
Focus: Foster Parents
Resource Ongoing Virutally, and in person at 1035 South Garey Ave. Pomona
Bithiah's Family Services Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Parent Support Group
We offer support groups and parenting classes on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7 PM, and monthly training.
Focus: Foster Children, Foster Parents
Resource Ongoing Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties
David and Margaret Foster Care and Adoptions Foster Care and Adoption Services

The Foster Care and Adoption Agency (FFA) at David & Margaret works in collaboration with Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties to support workers. children, and families through training and approving resource parents, assisting with identifying placements, and providing supportive services.

Focus: Transition Age Youth
Volunteer Opportunity 2023 Virtual
Foster Nation CareerX Mentorship and Career Coaching

We are looking to begin a new cohort of our CareerX mentorship program in early 2023. The application is open to apply to be part of the program, where mentors will work with a former foster youth over a 9-month period, building a rapport and covering everything from career readiness to financial literacy through our pre-designed curriculum. Click on “I want to become a mentor” to view the application.

Focus: Foster Children, Foster Parents
Resource Ongoing California
Koinonia Family Services Short and Long-Term Foster Care services, Private and Dependency Adoption services, and Post-Adoption services
We can assist county workers with the approval of resource families and identification of placements for system-involved children/youth. We also guide and support families in their foster care and adoption journeys.
Focus: Foster Children, Foster Parents, Transition Age Youth
Resource Ongoing Los Angeles, CA
Make Good Inc. Foster Resource & Literacy Center

Make Good Inc has two core programs The Book Foundation and The TAY Shop at The Emporium: Foster Resource & Literacy Center. The mission is to get new books and new essential items into the hands of the most vulnerable youth in Los Angeles County.

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