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Campaign launched by the OYC in 2015
Convened by the Alliance for Children’s Rights
The OYC Young Leaders Program is a one-year leadership program for young adults in leadership development, public speaking, advocacy, and more. We believe young adults should join us as equal decision makers to co-create and implement the services and programs that serve them.
Mission: The OYC Young Leaders are young adults with lived experience of the Los Angeles child welfare system dedicated to raising awareness and engaging employers, educators, policy makers, youth, and others to increase stability leading to employment, wellness, and higher education opportunities for foster youth.
Vision: Building a world where all young adults with lived experience of the Los Angeles child welfare system have the means to actively and meaningfully contribute to improving their communities.
“As the backbone for the LAOYC, the Alliance for Children’s Rights has had the privilege of witnessing the growth trajectory of the OYC Young Leaders. Their fierce dedication and impact as advocates—speaking from their own lived experience—demonstrates the importance of using our platform to amplify the voices and vision of the young people in our communities.”
— Jennifer L. Braun, President & CEO
Alliance for Children’s Rights
Through testimony at Board of Supervisors meetings, the OYC Young Leaders advocated for $32.4M in funding for housing and employment in 2020.