Fostering Media Connections Grows Youth Voice Program

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LOS ANGELES - Jan. 31, 2020 - PRLog -- Los Angeles-based Fostering Media Connections (FMC) will hire a former foster youth to lead its successful Youth Voice Program, spearheading efforts to include systems-involved youth perspectives at the forefront of media coverage.

Youth Voice provides in-person and online journalism training to youth who have experienced foster care, juvenile justice or both. Youth stories are published in FMC's flagship news site, The Chronicle of Social Change, and its print magazine Fostering Families Today. Youth are always paid for their participation and work.

"We are thrilled about our growth that will reach more Los Angeles youth and help amplify their voices," said Daniel Heimpel, FMC's president. "Having an individual with lived experience lead the program is key to its ability to create authentic, powerful, youth-driven journalism."

In addition to hiring a youth voice editor, The Chronicle of Social Change will continue to invite systems-involved youth in Los Angeles and across the country to produce journalism. They can participate in writing or photography contests, publish stories on policy issues or personal experiences and attend in-person workshops in Los Angeles or the Bay Area.

FMC is able to hire a Youth Voice Editor thanks to a generous grant from the Los Angeles-based Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation.


Fostering Media Connections (FMC) uses the power of media and journalism to lead the conversation about children, youth and families in America.

FMC publishes The Chronicle of Social Change and Fostering Families Today. The Chronicle of Social Change is a daily news site dedicated to rigorous, in-depth journalism focused on families and the systems that impact their lives. Fostering Families Today is a magazine that educates and inspires the community of kinship, foster and adoptive families in America.

Beyond producing stories, FMC employs an aggressive dissemination strategy to see its stories re-published in other media outlets, amplifying impact.

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