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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.

2015 Variety AMP Camp Applications are available now!

Posted on 04/07/2015 at 11:36 AM

You have all heard the stories of how amazing Variety AMP Camp is so don't waste a second...sign up today!  July 18th begins with a day of training for the mentors, yes, the 4H staff are working with just the mentors for a full day to prepare them before the youth campers arrive on July 19th.  This year we will still do the famous 4H activities in Madrid Iowa but our Afternoon AMP Activities will include legislative games, self portraits with natural materials, meditation, mediation and resiliency.  Of course there are always great campfires and memories for a lifetime!


Camper Application


Camper Expectations


Mentor Application


Mentor Duties


Please give your applications to the AMP Council Facilitator nearest you by April 28th.


Have you completed your FAFSA for 2015?

Posted on 02/26/2015 at 11:39 AM

Hello students and caseworkers, Just wanted to remind everyone to completed the FAFSA - and Iowa Financial Aid applications ASAP! I also wanted to share some recent articles posted to help you through your college transition process. I will be continuing to sending out student/caseworker award notification for ETV and All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant, for a complete look at all financial aid available please request an award letter that will detail all available financial aid at each college you are interested in, this will not be available until you have completed your FAFSA and completed your college application for each school, typically after April 1. I will also start sending out FAFSA reminders to students who I have been notified have NOT completed their FAFSA, please remember you must complete your FAFSA and be academically eligible for federal student aid in order to receive ETV and All Iowa Opportunity Foster Care Grant. Please double check that your are using the correct social security number as well!


Were you ever placed in Toledo?

Posted on 01/26/2015 at 9:09 PM

The University of Iowa and Drake are having an event here at the legal clinic next Monday (February 1st) all afternoon (1-4:30) to use national experts as well as (hopefully) the people involved here in Iowa to discuss the issue of delinquent girls and what to do with them now that there is no girls state training school. Please answer the follow questions if you have ever been in Toledo State Training School and I will send your answers to the Drake event....

“Where Do We Go From Here?”

Conversation – Questions for the AMP Girls

When did you first get involved with juvenile court and when did that involvement end?

Describe one or two things that were helpful for you in the system and explain why.

Describe one or two things that were harmful for you in the system and explain why.

Describe one or two things that need to change in our system so that girls involved in the system can be more successful in their community.

What is the best way to include youth voices in conversations about our juvenile justice system and the decisions made about the system?

AMP Day on the Hill

Posted on 01/12/2015 at 6:55 PM

Mark your calendars for January 26th   Press Conference at 11:00am on the first floor rotunda   6 youth will speak on issues on: bullying, shelter safety, increased permanency for foster youth, human trafficking, PAL funding for adoptive and guardianship youth and LGBTQ training /procedures for youth in care.

CLICK HERE  for 2015 AMP Legislative Agenda


CLICK HERE  for 2015 AMP LGBTQ Legislative Agenda


CLICK HERE  for AMP Save the Date Flyer 

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