From May 22 through May 27 more than 100 young people participated in Shadow Day,” an event that matches youth in foster care with a member of the House of Representatives.  Young people in foster care participate in a number of events, forums and training.  The events this year included a viewing and discussion of the television program the Fosters, meetings with members of Congress in open forum, luncheons, and the actual day (Wednesday, May 25) where they follow around a member of Congress.  On that day the young people are able to see what happens in the office, on the floor and in House Committees.  Members of Congress are able to talk one on one about the experiences these young people have had in care and can learn firsthand some of the challenges and events that led to the child welfare system.  Many of the young people also participated in the events held at the White House later in the week.