Monday, March 23, 2009


YOUTH OPPORTUNITY— Children's Action Network and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption have partnered to create a national scholarship program, Fostering a Future sponsored by Capital One, to benefit youth adopted from foster care.

The fund was designed to provide children who were adopted from foster care with the opportunity to pursue their educational goals. The fund will provide parents considering the adoption of an older child an opportunity for education assistance by adding this special scholarship to existing post-adoption resources. It is also our intent that the fund will help alleviate some concerns about new financial obligations facing adoptive parents.

We are currently accepting applications. Applicants must: have been adopted from the United States foster care system after the age of 13, be graduating high school senior, maintain or improve qualifying grade point average throughout applicant’s senior year and demonstrate financial need.

Applications will be accepted between now and April 20, 2009. In order to download an application, please visit Children's Action Network. If you have any questions, or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to e-mail Children’s Action Network at or call 800.525.6789.

Monday, March 9, 2009

O.H.I.O. Youth Advisory Board Officer's Retreat

Officer's Retreat

DATE: March 21, 2009

TIME: 10 AM- 4 PM

South Side Settlement House
310 E. Innis Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43207

MORE: Please RSVP by contacting Arlene Jones at

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Write an entry for the Second Nationwide Essay Contest sponsored by the Campaign for U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and Winners Receive Free Trip to Washington, DC.

350-500 word essay submissions will be accepted through March 20, 2009. Students of junior high or high school age may apply.

Five winners will be chosen and will receive airfare and accommodations for him/herself and one parent/legal guardian/foster parent to participate in the Campaign’s June 1-2, 2009 Symposium at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.

The Instruction Kit and Application are available for download on the Campaign’s Web Site at --
(look under Contest Materials).