IYAB’s purpose is to empower Indiana’s foster youth to advocate for themselves and communicate their needs and concerns effectively through increased awareness of their rights and responsibilities and increased access to the resources they need to make successful transitions.
This meeting will be centered around growing as an advocate for foster youth, learning about the voting process, and finding creative ways foster youth across the state are coping with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Participants will receive a $40 stipend for attending!
Register for meetings by where you are located
Different counties have different meeting dates! All meetings are virtual via Zoom.
Register for the September 17th: Northwest Counties: Lake, Benton, Jasper, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, Starke, Elkhart, Kosciusko, Marshall, St. Joseph, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, White
Register for September 22nd: Central Counties: Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion, Vigo, Montgomery, Putnam, Hendricks, Boone, Morgan, Marion, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Rush, Union, Wayne, Brown, Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Owen.
Register for September 24th: Southern Counties: Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Shelby, Dearborn, Decatur, Jefferson, Ripley, Ohio, Switzerland, Gibson, Knox, Pike, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Orange, Perry, Spencer, Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, Washington.
Register for September 28th: North Central Counties: Adams, Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Jay, Randolph, Wells, Hamilton, Tipton, Madison, Hancock.
Register for September 30th: Northeast Counties: Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Whitley, Cass, Fulton, Howard, Huntington, Miami, Wabash.
- Youth between the ages of 14 to 21 who have been legally adjudicated a Child in Need of Services (CHINS), who are in Indiana extended foster care program; Collaborative Care or who have an adjudicated juvenile delinquent / juvenile status.
- Former foster youth ages 18 up to 23 who were in foster care for a period of six (6) months with a case plan identifying a need for older youth services.
- Youth receiving Education and Training Voucher funds may serve on the IYAB until age 23.
Please email Megan Trible, Director of Youth Engagement.