On Wednesday, May 25th, 2022, youth serving organizations, in partnership with the Senate Caucus on Foster Youth, Congressional Foster Youth Caucus, and the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Caucus, held a briefing titled, “Lifting up Lived Expertise: Fixing the System with Their Solutions – A Virtual Congressional Briefing.”

During this powerful livestream, several young people with lived experience in the foster care system shared their insights on necessary changes and reforms, addressing topics like mental health, immigration, congregate care, economic security, and peer support, among others.

These leaders called on Congress to prioritize supporting youth in tangible ways.