Become an Advocate
Change begins with you. Join hundreds of others who are passionate about transforming the child welfare system and ending youth homelessness through advocacy. Every winter, we host a Youth Advocacy Day down in Olympia. Hundreds of young people, foster families, and allies converge on the Capitol to meet with policymakers and educate them on issues impacting youth experiencing foster care or homelessness.
If you can’t make Youth Advocacy Day, there are a number of opportunities to get involved by calling or emailing your representatives. By signing up for our Advocacy Alerts, you can stay updated on when your efforts are needed most!
In the meantime, check out our Advocacy Tips below for ideas on how to be an effective advocate.
And if you are between the ages of 13-24, please check out our Youth Programs to become an advocate with one of our regional chapters!
Episode 1: Talking to a Legislator
Episode 2: Giving Legislative Testimony
Episode 3: Calling a Legislator