Mockingbird’s Youth Programs work in partnership with young people, ages 13 - 25, who have experienced foster care or homelessness. We believe young people with lived experience in the systems we seek to transform are in the best position to know what needs to change. Through their leadership, Mockingbird advocates change the policies, perceptions, and practices that stand in the way of every young person having a safe and stable home.
Our solutions focus on improving our state systems of care - systems that serve thousands of Washington's children, youth and families every year.
With a dual-focus approach of youth development and systems reform, Mockingbird participants develop leadership and self-advocacy skills while effecting positive change for the generations of young people that will come after them.
Are you 13-25 and interested in connecting with other young people who've experienced foster care or homelessness? Do you want to use your experience and expertise to improve the system? Come to one of our regional Chapter meetings - Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Olympia, Yakima, Spokane - or our Youth Advocates Ending Homeless Chapter in Seattle.