Michigan’s Children and our partner, Wayne State Champions Aspiring to Make Pathways to Success (CHAMPS), were joined by a panel of federal, state, and local officials at our 5th co-hosted KidSpeak® on the many experiences of young adults who have transitioned out of the foster care system. Seven young adult speakers testified to the listening panel about their experiences in the foster care system, noting effective s and highlighting barriers to stability and success. The youth made recommendations to strengthen the foster care system for youth involved of all ages. Connecting the unique stories and experiences of the young people were some broad themes for needed reform.

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