- July/August 2015
- Vol. 16, No. 6
Foster Youth Museum
Current and former youth in foster care have come together to create the Foster Youth Museum in Oakland, CA. The museum aims to share the struggles youth face while in care, while also bringing to light stories of resilience and hope. The museum currently features a travelling exhibit, Lost Childhoods, which highlights a collection of art, personal artifacts, video portraits, and stories shared by youth in foster care that details their experiences and perspectives of the foster care system. The purpose of the exhibit is to help educate professionals and the public on the needs of children and youth in foster care, the adversities they face, and how organizations, communities, and individuals can help support children and youth in care. The exhibit can be rented for use in galleries, staff training, and other venues for community education. For more information on exhibit rentals, visit http://fosteryouthmuseum.org/exhibit-rentals/.
For more background information on the museum and to read detailed, personal stories from youth in or formerly in foster care, visit the Foster Youth Museum blog at http://fosteryouthmuseum.org/.