Sunday, February 27, 2011

VISION in Dayton leads to campus housing

Kudos to the VISION Youth Advisory Board for their advocacy efforts to provide campus housing during breaks for former foster youth attending Wright State University!!

Quote from Adrian McLemore, posted on Wright State's website 
and featured in Sunday Dayton Daily News today:

"When I aged out of the foster system, I moved straight to Wright State. Being a former foster child, I had nowhere to go during breaks. See, we're not allowed to go back to where we were. Dan Bertsos and others at Wright State helped me to be sure I always had someplace to stay. They saw things in me that I couldn't see. I've learned a lot about myself and have become a leader, helping other foster kids find their way to college and to break the cycle of foster care."

—Adrian McLemore, Political Science major

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Ohio YAB Event Calendar ~ Spring 2011


  • January 15,  Ohio YAB Officer's Retreat
  • January 20, Quarterly Ohio YAB Meeting in Columbus
  • January 29, Stark County workshop on "Navigating Relationships With Bio Families"


  • February 11, OFC opportunity for youth voice on Ohio rules & regulations
  • February 13, Franklin County Youth Panel 
  • February 15, Deadline to submit FosterClub AllStar Application/Recommendation
  • February 26, Summit County Youth Advisory Board Training


  • March 8, SACWIS meeting
  • March 11, CO-OP Conference for Foster Parents


  • April 16, Hispanic Leadership Conference in Lorain
  • April 21, Quarterly Ohio YAB meeting in Columbus


  • May 12, Youth Panel in Summit County
  • May 19, Wendy's Wonderful Kids Summit
  • June 24-25, Purple Project Conference in Cleveland