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Jun 13, 2017 | Teen Vogue

How Foster Youth Shadow Day Helped Me Find Peace

In this op-ed, Ruth Contreras-Arnold explains what it's like to be in the foster care system, and how a day on Capitol Hill empowered her. Shadow day is a great opportunity to have the voices of foster youth heard.

Jun 1, 2017 | Tri County Sentry

Rep. Bass, Bipartisan Congressional Caucus On Foster Youth Host 100+ Foster Youth For 6th Annual Shadow Day

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth (CCFY) hosted more than 100 current and former foster youth from across the country as part of the 6th Annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, D.C. Every year, the event allows youth to share their experiences in foster care directly with Member of Congress to help inform and improve child welfare policy.

Jun 1, 2017 | Beverly Press

Congress Members Help Foster Youth On Annual ‘Shadow’ Day

Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) and the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth hosted more than 100 current and former foster youth as part of the 6th annual Foster Youth Shadow Day in Washington, D.C.

May 29, 2017 | Daily Courier Observer

SUNY Potsdam Student Job Shadows Congressman

] Sabrina Petrie of De Kalb spent time job shadowing Rep. Paul D.Tonko on Wednesday as part of Foster Youth Shadow Day.

May 25, 2017 | Roll Call

Foster Youth Rub Shoulders With Lawmakers, Bring Change

Over 100 former foster youth spent the day in Washington's capitol shadowing Congress members. The shadow day participants had the opportunity to share their stories and learn more about how Washington politics works.

May 24, 2017 | Los Angeles Times

Foster Kids Spend The Day Shadowing California Members Of Congress

On May 24, 2017 Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) spoke about the more than 100 young people participating in the Congressional Foster Youth Shadow Program in a speech on the House floor. Rep. Bass started the program six years ago during her first term in Congress. On this day, foster youth met with nearly 100 members of Congress in a day filled with joy and excitement. They shared their stories and aspirations to Congress members from around the country.

May 24, 2017 | Post Star

Tonko Hosts SUNY Potsdam Student On 'Foster Youth Shadow Day'

U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko, D-Amsterdam, on Wednesday announced that Sabrina Petrie, a 25-year-old SUNY Potsdam student, joined him for "Foster Youth Shadow Day," an annual event in which advocates spend part of the day with members of congress to raise awareness of family welfare issues.

May 24, 2017 | CNN

Foster Care Youth Shadow Lawmakers

Several foster youth spent a day on Capitol Hill shadowing congressional members.

May 24, 2017 | Gray DC

Rep. Kildee Welcomes Former Saginaw Foster Youth To Capitol Hill

During National Foster Care Month, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) welcomed a former foster youth in Washington Wednesday, showing her the ropes in Congress. The Saginaw native, Snow, joined Kildee in Washington for Foster Youth Shadow Day.

May 24, 2017 | Washington Examiner

Karen Bass: When We Put Kids In Foster Care 'We Become The Parents'

On May 24, 2017, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) made a statement on the House floor about the governments responsibility to care for the foster youth they created as a result of removing children from their parents. Legislative efforts are also being made to close the loophole between sex trafficking bills and the creation of foster youth.