Introducing the 2017 Youth Training Cohort

Let's give a round of applause for the 2017 Youth Trainers:

Two Months Before My 18th Birthday

Interview with Angel-Lee Woolsey, who has two objects in the Foster Youth Museum.

Cards of Hope

Our friends at Braid Mission recently visited the Museum of Lost Childhoods to better understand the experiences of youth in foster care. One photo in particular stirred this spiritual community to action:  A photo of youth spending Christmas Day in her group home. See what the Braid Mission did next.

Lost Childhoods Exhibit Previews

Lost Childhoods Exhibit Previews at Fundraiser for Foster Care Counts Assembled for a private donor event in Beverly Hills, CA, Lost Childhoods, made a quiet, yet powerful, debut on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. In the words of Winnie Wechsler, executive director of the Anthony & Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation, “Lost Childhoods is a truly moving, gripping exhibit, and we were proud to be able to expose so many to a unique appreciation for what it’s like to be in foster care.”

Lost Childhoods Exhibit Displayed

Lost Childhoods Exhibit Displayed at Education Equals Partnership: 2014 Convening Check out Charles Taylor Kerchner's piece in Education Week: Invisibility Cloak Lifted From California Foster Youth. His blog post covers the Education Equals Partnership convening, which included an exhibition of Lost Childhoods, an exhibit of Foster Youth Museum. Displayed at the entrance, Lost Childhoods offered the 200 plus participants a unique way to experience life in and beyond foster care. Sponsored by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and the Stuart Foundation, this convening brought together educators, case managers, advocates, foster youth and others to support the educational outcomes for California’s youth from foster care. A collection of digital stories, artifacts, and photos, Lost Childhoods reveals disrupted childhoods, redemption, and transformation—including tremendous educational achievement.
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