Youth Media Training Program Relaunches as Youth Voices Rising
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Fostering Media Connections Unveils New Branding in Virtual Event

LOS ANGELES - Californer -- Fostering Media Connections (FMC) and its signature youth media training program, formerly known as Youth Voice, is launching its rebranded Youth Voices Rising program in December. FMC staff will host a virtual Open House Mixer on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT via Zoom.

FMC's Youth Voice program launched in 2016 as a passion project led by staff reporters and became a full-fledged program just before the start of the pandemic. The Youth Voice team worked with Los Angeles-based graphic designer Christine Ongjoco to develop the name and an energetic, fresh color palette and graphics that capture the program's aspirations and the energy of the young adults it serves.

The media training program offers young people with experience in foster care, the justice system, or homelessness opportunities to share their perspectives with individuals who often have influence over the systems that have impacted their lives. By offering workshops, contests, mentoring and live events, youth learn journalism, editing and speaking skills to professionalize their voices, and develop a portfolio that they can use in pursuing a career. To date over 400 op-eds, personal narratives and poems have been published by Youth Voice writers on The Imprint, FMC's daily news website focused on children, youth and families, as well as in Fostering Families Today magazine.

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The Dec. 8 event is free, and is open to current and former foster youth as well as anyone who works in or adjacent to the youth services field. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and share feedback during the one-hour session. Register here:

About Fostering Media Connections

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 Imprint, a daily news site focused on child welfare and youth justice as well as a bi-monthly magazine, Fostering Families Today, which is distributed to foster families across America. It also operates the Youth Voices Rising program, which teaches young people with lived experience in child welfare or youth justice the basics of journalism and professional writing. Learn more and support FMC's work at

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