Foster Youth Leadership Awards

Foster Youth Leadership Awards 2010

Who: Honoring Emancipated Youth (HEY) is hosting its annual Foster Youth Leadership Awards – an evening celebrating the leadership of 30 current and former foster youth!  HEY’s mission is to strengthen and connect San Francisco’s systems of support so that all youth emancipating, or “aging out” of the foster care system can enjoy a healthy transition to adulthood.  This annual event is a collaborative effort organized by HEY in partnership with San Francisco Human Services Agency, SF Independent Living Skills Program, City Youth Now, and other San Francisco based agencies working with current and former foster youth.

What: Youth in foster care face incredible challenges and need the support of friends, family, and communities to assist them transition to healthy adulthood. Join social welfare professionals, educators, and others to celebrate San Francisco’s current and former foster youth for their accomplishments and outstanding leadership. Applications to nominate youth can be found here.

Why: The current economic environment has made it harder for youth to make successful transitions to independence.  The journey is even harder for foster youth; additionally negative media and statistics are often discouraging to productive foster youth who live a life contrary to what is portrayed.  Therefore, HEY feels it is important to congratulate and encourage foster youth in a public arena to continue their good works.

When: Friday, May 21, 2010 from 6-9pm

Where: Born Auditorium
170 Otis (by Mission and Duboce)
San Francisco, CA

See our past Events

Foster Youth Leadership Awards 2009

Foster Youth Leadership Awards 2008

Foster Youth Leadership Awards 2006


Honoring Emancipated Youth
at United Way of the Bay Area

221 Main Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Office: 415-808-4284

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