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Park West Foundation – Empowering Foster Youth Through TECHnology (EFyTECH) Policy Priorities 2024

On February 25, 2022, the first of six foster youth-led convening was facilitated by foster youth advocates of Park West Foundation – Empowering Foster Youth Through TECHnology (EFyTECH), [...]

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Albert Scaglione Urges Increased Investment to Empower Foster Youth through Education

Albert Scaglione, esteemed art collector and co-founder of Park West Gallery and Park West Foundation, commends Representatives Stephanie Young and Kimberly Edwards for their sponsorship of [...]

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EFyTECH Recommends Updated Rights and Protections for Foster Youth to Michigan Lawmakers

On December 13, Christian Goode, Christian Randle, and Bryanna Cook, three students from the Park West Foundation’s group of youth leaders called EFyTECH (Empowering Foster Youth through [...]

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Youth in Michigan Foster Care Claim They Did Not Receive ‘Real’ Education

Recently, a group of former foster youth in Michigan came forward to claim that they did not receive the proper education from institutions they were required to attend. According to [...]

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Youth Leader Eboni Marcum Named one of Mike Illich School of Business’ 25 Under 25

“Balance, peace, and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve others by using them.” – Thomas Kinkade (1958–2012) Accounting [...]

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Michigan Lawmakers Should Allocate Federal Aid Earmarked For Foster Kids | Opinion

Source: Detroit Free Press School is about to start for the fall, bills and rent are due and Michigan youth who were raised by the foster care system are struggling with the ongoing economic and [...]

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State Takes Steps to Send Stimulus Checks to Older Foster Care Alumni

Source: Michigan’s Children, Speaking for Kids The Whitmer Administration has started notifying foster care alumni – young people between the ages of 23 and 26 – of their plans to send [...]

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An Open Letter to Governor Whitmer and Michigan’s State Legislators

Dear Governor Whitmer, In December 2020, the United States Congress passed the Supporting Foster Youth and Families through the Pandemic Act (H.R. 7947). This act designated funding specifically [...]

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Former Park West Foundation Youth Writes Inspirational Children’s Book For Her Son

You Matter! Is a book of Positive Affirmations for young black boys written by former Park West Foundation youth Alyssa Lashay. This book is in response to the inability to find a diverse range [...]

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How You Can Help Secure Pandemic Relief Funds for Michigan’s Foster Care Youths

On June 17th, Michigan’s House of Representatives will vote to pass House Bill 4419 (H-1) which would release already federally-provided emergency pandemic relief funds to young people in [...]