The Youth Empowerment Council is a place to be a representative voice for youth who have experienced foster care. Council members participate in Youth Leadership panels at conferences and community events, serve as role models for youth in foster care, provide advice for independent living program goals and objectives, advocate for DCS improvements by examining policies, procedures and practices, and recommend adjustments that will result in positive outcomes for youth in foster care.
Official youth membership is open to all youth, ages 14-23 that have experienced the foster care in Arizona. The council meets once a month, in person or virtually. Foster Care Alumni over the age of 23 are welcome to attend meetings, activities, and share their experiences.
The Youth Empowerment Council is a place to network, make friends, enjoy incentives for participation, and HAVE FUN!
Quarterly Leadership Day - Join the YEC for Quarterly Leadership Day events! The events are 4-6 hours long and in person. Leadership Day events include lunch, presentations by YEC members and DCS staff, provide an opportunity to network with peers and work on YEC goals. Monthly in person activities to include volunteering and outings will begin in April 2021.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. Follow us on Instagram @az_yec.
- Tuesday, June 15th (Sedona for Youth Conference)
- September TBD
- December TBD
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]. You can also follow us on Instagram @az_yec.