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SPECIAL FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR TEENS IN FOSTER CARE

 

IFAPA has received special money from Chaffee Funds for teens (age 16 and older) in foster care that can 

only be requested through June 30, 2015. This special grant can be accessed through IFAPA's Friends of 

Children in Foster Care Program. These grants will be available for up to $300 per youth for items such as: 

extra-curricular activities, educational tutoring, senior photos, prom attire, class rings, camps, etc. This 

funding is for all teens (16 years and older) in a foster care placement including shelter, foster family homes, group care, & supervised apartment living. 

 

To apply for this special funding, please complete a FRIENDS APPLICATION (LINK BELOW) and submit to IFAPA for consideration. 

 

http://www.ifapa.org/pdf_docs/FriendsChaffeeGrantRequestApplication.pdf

2 New Opportunities for Youth to Participate in Summer learning

Posted on 11/12/2014 at 12:17 PM

The following groups are offering scholarships for summer programs to foster youth who have a desire to learn from public speaking and the legislators that create laws that affect Child Welfare on federal and state levels.  Read below and see if you are interested in nominating yourself or someone you know for these amazing opportunities!

 


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We are now accepting nominations for the 100 OUTSTANDING YOUNG LEADERS from the foster care system that will be recognized and celebrated throughout 2015! 

We know that you work with some amazing young people, so I wanted to invite you to nominate some of the young people you work to be recognized.

 

I'm hoping you'll be willing to circulate this announcement across your networks, or nominate young leaders you work with. Here's the text we've been using to spread the word:

FosterClub is currently accepting nominations for the FOSTERCLUB 100 OUTSTANDING YOUNG LEADERS award. Nominate a young person age 16-24 who experienced foster care, and has demonstrated community service, advocacy, or other exemplary achievements. Young people may nominate themselves, or be nominated by another individual.

Foster Club’s 100 Outstanding Young Leaders of 2013 will be announced at the beginning of the new year.

Nominations due by November 21st, 2014.

You have someone to nominate? Complete this Nominate a Youth Form!

Want to help celebrate our Outstanding Young Leaders? Here's how


Want more information? Click here.

Warm Regards,
Your Friends at FosterClub 


CCAI Internship
 

I am excited to announce that the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is accepting applications for the 2015 Foster Youth Internship (FYI) program! Please feel free to circulate this opportunity through your networks and to current/former foster youth you believe may be interested in this opportunity. 

 

 The internship is open to those who have graduated OR are currently enrolled in and have completed 4 semester of college/trade school, have spent at least 24 consecutive months AND/OR 36 total months in the foster care system AND have a desire to use their voice on Capitol Hill. Additionally, interns receive a weekly stipend and housing during their assignment.

 

The application deadline for this life-changing internship is Friday, January 9, 2015. 

 

nformation about the program and to access the application form visit www.ccainstitute.org. Thank you so much for your help!

 

Allison

 

Director of Programs

311 Massachusetts Avenue, NE - Washington, DC 20002

(p) 202-544-8500    (f) 202-544-8501

 


 

Don't forget Variety AMP Camp will be July 19-25, 2015 at the Iowa 4H Camp in Madrid, Iowa.  Mentor training will be July 18-19

 

We will be sending out applications to facilitators across the state in March 2015.  Applications will also be available on the AMP website at this time.

 

We are looking for 10 mentors ages 18-21 and 30 campers ages 15-18.

 

Terri Bailey
Des Moines & Ames AMP Council Facilitator
125 S. 3rd St. Ames, IA 50010

Ph. 515-249-7089
Fx. 515-233-5865

tbailey@yss.ames.ia.us

 

Gingerbread Run for Adoption

Posted on 10/08/2014 at 8:46 PM

Runners, walkers, families and spectators are welcome to celebrate Adoption!  Female and male runners will be awarded first place medals for the designated age categories.  All participants will receive beverages, fruit, bagels, gingerbread cookies and promotional items.  All children will receive a commemorative item.

Sounds fun right?  To register sign up on:  www.racesonline.com and click on the Gingerbread Run.  Click on the link below to see a commercial from AMP!

http://whotv.com/2014/10/07/teens-find-forever-homes-through-adoption/

 

For flyer CLICK HERE

Special Funding For Teens in Foster Care

Posted on 08/25/2014 at 11:39 AM

SPECIAL FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR TEENS IN FOSTER CARE

 

IFAPA has received special money from Chaffee Funds for teens (age 16 and older) in foster care that can 

only be requested through June 30, 2015. This special grant can be accessed through IFAPA's Friends of 

Children in Foster Care Program. These grants will be available for up to $300 per youth for items such as: 

extra-curricular activities, educational tutoring, senior photos, prom attire, class rings, camps, etc. This 

funding is for all teens (16 years and older) in a foster care placement including shelter, foster family homes, group care, & supervised apartment living. 

 

To apply for this special funding, please complete a FRIENDS APPLICATION (LINK BELOW) and submit to IFAPA for consideration. 

 

http://www.ifapa.org/pdf_docs/FriendsChaffeeGrantRequestApplication.pdf

Expanded Medicaid For Independant Young Adults

Posted on 06/20/2014 at 3:02 AM

Beginning January 1, 2014, former foster youth became

eligible for expanded Medicaid, until they reach the age

of 26. The new Expanded Medicaid for Independent

Young Adults (E-MIYA) extends coverage to additional

youth.

• Youth formerly in foster care under Iowa’s

responsibility are eligible for E-MIYA up to age

26 without regard to income if they had federally

funded Iowa Medicaid at age 18 and other

requirements are met.

• E-MIYA is available to youth who aged out of care

prior to January 1, 2014 and had federally funded

Iowa Medicaid when they aged out if they did not

reach age 26 on or before January 1, 2014.

 

• The youth must meet other eligibility requirements

such as citizenship or alien status, and Iowa

residency.

• Kids who are already 21-26 and had been on

MIYA: go to the self-service portal and begin the

procedure!!! https://dhsservices.iowa.gov/apspssp/

ssp.portal

• IMPORTANT: make sure that they mark the last

question on page 2 (previously in foster care) of

the application “yes” as that is the only trigger that

the local office has to know that the youth are

potentially eligible for EMIYA.

Variety AMP Camp - Second Year!

Posted on 04/17/2014 at 1:57 PM

Applications are being taken now for 29 youth ages 15-18 and 10 mentors ages 18-21 to attend Variety AMP Camp on July 20-26, 2014 at the 4H Camp in Madrid, Iowa.  Last year AMP members had the time of their lives and made forever friends!  Contact the facilitator in your area for an application...CLICK HERE to see photos and camp video!

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