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Youth Leadership Summit

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Youth Leadership Summit

Each year, the Youth Leadership Summit brings together youth leaders from each of Mockingbird’s seven chapters around Washington state to present their proposals for state-wide reform to improve foster care and end youth homelessness.

The first day includes a Systems Reform Workshop, where chapter members practice presenting their proposals in front of panels of policy advisors including experts in child welfare and/or youth homelessness, Mockingbird staff and alumni, and other community partners. On day two, youth advocates take center stage to present their proposals to the Washington State Supreme Court Commission on Children in Foster Care and the Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Programs Advisory Committee.

To learn more about the issues that youth advocates raised at the 2018 Summit, click here. For information about the Youth Leadership Summit, please contact Karolynn Tom, Youth Programs Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..