Foster Care Month Event Schedule

Start: May 1, 2013
End: May 1, 2013
Apr 30, 2013

Mon May 6

Jim Casey Youth Opportunities: Success Beyond 18 Launch

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Location: Capitol Visitor Center – Room HVC 201
Focus: Young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood

Tue May 7

Foster Care Month Visibility Day on Capitol Hill

  • Wear Foster Care Month ribbons (will be distributed to each Member)
  • Floor speeches: incorporate stories from foster youth
  • Introduce House Foster Care Month Resolution

Thurs May 9

Letting Kids Be Kids: Balancing Safety with Opportunity for Foster Youth

Time: 9:30 am 
Location: Longworth House Office Building – Room 1100
Focus: State efforts to improve the lives of foster youth by eliminating barriers that unnecessarily limit the activities of children in foster care.

Thurs May 16

Foster Care & Child Trafficking Forum

Hosts: House Caucus on Foster Youth & Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking
Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Capitol Visitor Center – Room SVC 202
Focus: Children at intersection between foster care & child trafficking

Monday May 20

Briefing on 50 State Chartbook on Foster Care

Hosts: The Mentor Network Charitable Foundation
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Congressional Visitors Center, SVC 212
Participants: Mary Bissell, Partner, ChildFocus Partners; Dr. Judith G. Gonyea, Chair of Social Research, Boston University School of Social Work; Dwight Robson, President of the Board of Directors, The Mentor Network Charitable Foundation; and Becky Shipp, Senior Health Advisor, Senate Finance Committee

Tue May 21

Foster Youth Shadow Day

Description: Members of Congress are paired with foster youth from their districts
Time: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Pick up & Drop off in Rayburn B338

Tue May 21

Foster Care Month Congressional Luncheon

Hosts: Casey Family Programs, in coordination w Foster Youth
Caucus Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Location: Rayburn B338
Invited: Actor Jamie Foxx & Athlete Michael Oher (Baltimore Ravens)

Tue May 28 and Wed May 29

Nationwide Foster Care Listening Tour: Visit to Seattle, WA
Note: All travel, lodging, meals paid for by Casey Family Programs

Hosts: Casey Family Programs, in coordination with Rep. McDermott
Time: 1pm to 6pm on Tues May 28 and Wed May 29
Deadline: Ethics paperwork due Friday, April 26