Friday, August 20, 2021

Interested Party Meeting with Representative Manchester's Office

On Wednesday, August 18th, Makayla Lang of the Wingspan Care Group and the OHIO YAB participated in an Interested Party meeting with Rep. Manchester and others yesterday to discuss Ohio's need for a Youth Ombudsman Office.

She was joined by Jermaine Ferguson and Juliana Barton of ACTION Ohio, and Kim Eckhart of the Children's Defense Fund-Ohio.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Partnering with Disability Rights Ohio

On Monday, August 16, representatives from the OHIO YAB and ACTION Ohio held a virtual focus group with Disability Rights Ohio. 

Personal experiences shared by individuals included substandard education in residential placements and not being diagnosed with dyslexia until high school. 

Below is a diagram that illustrates the key themes that arose. Many thanks to Disability Rights Ohio for their willingness to explore solutions and give a voice to current and former foster youth.  

Sunday, August 15, 2021

2021 All About YOUth

Jaye Turner, Emmonie Crouch and Kay Riley did a wonderful job sharing about Foster Youth Rights during the Northeast Ohio Black Health Coalition’s All About YOUth virtual conference. Here's a link to the PPT they shared.