National Foster Care Awareness Month Letters to Lawmakers

PDF LETTER – CLICK TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF LAWMAKERS – CLICK TO VIEW COPY THIS LETTER TO SEND VIA EMAIL Dear ______________________________, As you well know, children are in foster care [...]

Michigan’s governor signs law to help foster youth earn diplomas

DETROIT — A new Michigan law aims to ensure that foster youth in the state receive an education that builds toward a high school diploma. The law, signed Thursday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, comes [...]

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs bills to improve safety standards for car seats, education for foster care children

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed legislation that will improve education and safety for children across the state. The legislation will improve education for children within foster care and update [...]

Unlocking Futures: A Two-Year Journey to Tear Down Educational Barriers for Foster Youth

We are celebrating the Two-Year Anniversary Virtual Convening of the Foster Youth-Led Initiative focused on Removing Barriers to High School Graduation! In the summer of 2021, Park West [...]

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), [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]