Chosen: Foster Youth and Their Chosen Families

What supports young people to grow in resilience, success, good health and happiness? Love, connection and belonging. For foster youth this is even more profoundly true, even though fighting for food, clothing and shelter takes up so much energy.

Join Foster Youth Museum and our latest exhibition Chosen: Foster Youth and Their Chosen Families and witness youth building their families through choosing, and through love.  The exhibition features compelling photo portraiture from Ray Bussolari and the stories from the mouths (and hearts) of youth.  The show opens First Friday (April 3, 2020) and runs for three weeks.  More information coming soon about our first ever Chosen Family Commitment Ceremony to be held on April 9, 2020.

Chosen Warehouse 416 Flyer

Join Us – Fostering Resilience at SCMAH

Join California Youth Connection and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) to discuss how foster youth not only survive, but thrive, contribute and make a difference. This event includes panel discussions from current, former, and older generations of foster youth, and youth-led performances. 

Fostering Resilience: What it Took, What it Takes, and Where it Has Taken You

When: Sun, Nov 5, 2017, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Where: MAH Garden Room, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: (831) 429-1964

Cost: FREE

Featuring:  

•Current and former-foster youth speakers

•including: CYC Executive Director Haydée Cuza and California Foster Care Ombudsman, Rochelle Trochtenberg

•Former foster youth ages 30+ and more! 

•Performances by youth 

•Art activities and fun! 

Free Admission – Refreshments Will Be Served

Join us – First Friday: Lost Childhoods Exhibition Opening – July 7, 2017

Come one! Come ALL!!  Come Join us for opening Night of the Lost Childhoods Exhibition for FREE during First Friday on July 7, 2017 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

CLICK HERE to learn more!

Questions?  Contact Darryn Green at Darryn@calyouthconn.org