Thursday, February 26, 2009

Youth Opportunities

OFA SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY— The Orphan Foundation of America (OFA) is now accepting applications for scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year. Scholarships are available to eligible former foster youth who are pursuing postsecondary education. To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria: Have been in foster care for one consecutive year at the time of their 18th birthday or high school graduation OR have been adopted or taken into legal guardianship out of foster care after their 16th birthday OR have lost both parents to death before age 18 and not been subsequently adopted; Be accepted into or enrolled in an accredited postsecondary program (university, college, community college, or vocational/technical institute); Be under age 25 on March 31, 2009.

BECOME A FOSTERCLUB ALLSTAR— The FosterClub is recruiting current and former foster youth (ages 18 to 24) for its summer leadership and internship program, FosterClub All Stars. Youth will be selected to spend the summer traveling, making presentations, and helping other children and youth in foster care. Applications are due March 1, 2009.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

2009 OHIO YAB Officers

While many youth expressed an interest in providing leadership to the O.H.I.O. Youth Advisory Board, six youth were selected to serve in the following leadership roles.

Alex McFarland of Montgomery County

Derek Biggers of Sandusky County

Marcella Stewart of Franklin County

Traci Justice of Athens County

Lamar Hammons of Franklin County

Elizabeth Bowers of Athens County

Please join me in congratulating them.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Don't forget tomorrow's meeting: Elections!

O.H.I.O. Youth Advisory Board Statewide Meeting

DATE: February 19, 2009
TIME: 11-2 PM
LOCATION: FCCS, Regional Training Center
855 W. Mound Street
Columbus, Ohio 432223

MORE: For more information, please contact Brandi or Arlene at 614-224-5802.