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File #: 15-1398    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/17/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/7/2015 Final action: 12/7/2015
Title: Supervisor Ranalli recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Receive a presentation provided by representatives of the Foster Awareness Network on the mission of the organization, and the goals of the 2016 "Superman Campaign" which will be undertaken in partnership with local county agencies and non-profit organizations; and 2) Authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation to recognize 2016 as the "Year of Foster Youth" in the County of El Dorado. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - Proclamation 2016 Year of Foster Youth 12-7-15, 2. B - FAN Information 12-7-15, 3. C - Foster Youth Symposium 12-7-15, 4. Executed Proclamation 12-7-15

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Supervisor Ranalli recommending the Board consider the following:

1) Receive a presentation provided by representatives of the Foster Awareness Network on the mission of the organization, and the goals of the 2016 "Superman Campaign" which will be undertaken in partnership with local county agencies and non-profit organizations; and

2) Authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation to recognize 2016 as the "Year of Foster Youth" in the County of El Dorado. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)

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Foster Awareness Network (FAN) is a non-profit, no fee resource for anyone interested in learning how to help foster youth, become a foster parent, or looking to adopt.  FAN was formed in 2011 for charitable and educational purposes to assist current and aged-out foster youth.

 

On any given day, El Dorado County has approximately 350 youth in the foster system.  FAN strives to raise awareness of the needs of foster youth and former foster youth in our county through community events, organizational presentations and support fairs.  They also collaborate with existing community service providers and other community non-profits to facilitate connections to resources and networks available to foster youth, and to find better solutions to foster care needs.  The goal is to prepare these children to have a better chance to succeed in life.