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Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill to Close Support Gap for Foster Youth in Transition to Adulthood

              

A new Florida law will provide youth in Florida’s foster care system with more support as they become adults. This legislation makes an existing Independent Living support called Aftercare Services available to a population of youth who were placed with relatives, non-relatives, or adopted as a teen. Previously, they were... View Article

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Florida’s Children First to Honor Broward’s Top Advocates for Children on March 7

              

Florida’s Children First (FCF), an award-winning non-profit organization that has been the voice of at–risk children and youth in Florida, will recognize truly remarkable child advocates and former foster youth at FCF’s 21st annual Broward County Advocates for Children Awards, held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on March 7.... View Article

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Florida’s Children First Celebrates 20th Anniversary

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Twenty years ago, child advocates from across the state who were individually working on issues affecting Florida’s most vulnerable children came together with the idea that we could collectively make a greater impact. We ran the gamut in perspective — coming from private practice, businesses, law school clinics, and legal... View Article

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Op Ed: Coronavirus Changes are Everyday Life in Foster Care

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Sadly, many of the challenges we are all facing during this pandemic are similar to what children in foster care experience every day. Hear firsthand from Florida Youth Shine advocate Jessica Overstreet in this op ed from Fostering Families Today magazine. Click here to read more.

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Florida’s Children First’s 17th Annual Broward Reception Celebrates the Voice of the Youth and the Legacy of Skip Campbell

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Florida’s Children First (FCF), the statewide advocacy organization focused on protecting the legal rights of at-risk and foster care children, recognized child advocates and former foster youth in Broward County at FCF’s 17th Annual Broward Child Advocacy Reception, held at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 21, 2019. More than 250 individuals, including child advocates, elected officials,... View Article

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Newly-released Report Shows How Florida Compares to Other States in Outcomes of Youth Transitioning from Foster Care

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On November 13, the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Fostering Youth Transitions, a report with the most comprehensive data ever collected across all 50 states to help illustrate how young people ages 14 and older are faring as they transition from foster care to adulthood. This first-of-its-kind report examines how... View Article

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Broward Foster Child Advocacy Event Raises Thousands to Protect At-Risk Kids

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The Florida’s Children First 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Broward Child Advocacy Awards and Reception, held this Thrursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Riverview Ballroom, was a remarkable success in raising awareness and funds in the pursuit of protecting the rights of foster and at-risk children. The event... View Article

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Florida Advocates’ Successful Push for Florida Foster Kids Gets Tuition Exemptions for College, Graduate Education

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When a former foster child from Sarasota was accepted to Florida International University Law School, he wondered how he’d pay for it. After all, foster families often don’t have the money for such expenses. While state law granted tuition exemptions for foster kids seeking undergraduate and graduate educations, the State... View Article

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Florida’s Foster Children and Advocates to be Celebrated at Fort Lauderdale Event

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This Thursday, dedicated South Florida child advocates who fight to protect the state’s most vulnerable foster children and at-risk kids will gather for the Broward Child Advocacy Awards & Reception supporting Florida’s Children First, the state’s leading child advocacy organization. The event will be held at The Riverside Hotel (620 East... View Article

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Success Stories of Florida Youth Shine’s Former Foster Children

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In its 10 years serving Florida’s at-risk foster children, Florida Youth Shine has helped thousands of current and former foster children find their way – and serve as examples for other kids going through the state child welfare system. One such success story is Janice Goldsberry. Now 22 years old, Janice... View Article

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