Join more than 300 youth advocates and adult supporters as we raise a unified voice in support of Mockingbird's 2021 advocacy agenda Although we are unable to be together in person, we will still gather virtually to advocate for change. Youth and young adults with lived experience of homelessness and/or foster care, and adult allies are encouraged to attend.
Register today to receive the full schedule and more information as we get closer to the date. We hope you can join us on February 5th, 2021!
Thank you to our advocates, partners, and supporters for joining us for another powerful Youth Leadership Summit! We're grateful for your commitment to transforming the systems that impact so many young people.
You can watch the full event using the link below. Chapter presentations begin at 18:35. https://youtu.be/7htgax9ImU8
Mockingbird remains committed to leveraging our platform to disrupt the systemic and structural racism in the foster care and youth homelessness response systems. We know Black children are 2.2 times and Native American children are 2.9 times more likely to be placed into foster care than white children; Black youth are 6 times more likely and Native American youth twice as likely to become homeless than white youth.
We will work even harder towards justice and equity in these systems, ensuring that our policies are informed by those disproportionately impacted by them. And that outcomes for young people and families who experience these systems are not predictable based on race.
Please click read more for a message from our Executive Director.
COVID-19 has hit our communities hard. This crisis magnifies inequities faced by young people and families experiencing foster care or homelessness and amplifies the need for The Mockingbird Society’s advocacy.
During this pandemic we are elevating the voices of youth and families to: