Our Youth Programs—the Mockingbird Youth Network and Youth Advocates Ending Homelessness—train young people, ages 13 through 25, who have been homeless or in foster care, to be their own best advocates. By doing so, they change policies and perceptions that stand in the way of every child having a safe and stable home. Our solutions focus on improving the systems of care that ultimately serve thousands of children and youth each year in Washington.
With a dual-focus approach of youth development and systems reform, Mockingbird participants develop leadership and self-advocacy skills while effecting positive change to systems impacting youth experiencing foster care or homelessness.
Interesting in connecting with other young people who've experienced foster care or homelessness? Want to use your experience and expertise in changing policies and perceptions? Come to one of our regional Chapter meetings - Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Olympia, Yakima, Spokane - or our Youth Advocates Ending Homeless Chapter in Seattle.