POSTPONED!!! 8th Annual Foster Care Youth Conference

LaVonya Dejean Middle School

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Foster Care Youth Conference! The conference is open to all foster care and transitional aged youth (ages 14-24) in Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano or Yolo counties. The conference will provide approximately 150 foster care/kinship and transitioning youth with an opportunity to participate in workshops covering resumes and interviewing, communication, trade demos, hair and barbering, fashion, art and sports.  Eligible youth will receive a stipend for attendance.

Foster Care Conference: A Day for You

Date: Saturday, March 21

Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: LaVonya Dejean Middle School (3400 Macdonald Ave, Richmond CA 94805)

Cost: FREE! No cost to attend

No advance registration necessary but youth must complete attached application at registration (same-day).

For more information, contact Michelle Milam ( or Mandy Swirsding (


3400 Macdonald Ave, Richmond CA 94805

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Unfortunately the event has been postponed by event organizers.....

We want to thank you for your commitment to the foster care and transitional youth in this community. You have worked hard and diligently on this conference, and your dedication is apparent. The Foster Care Planning Committee has decided to postpone the conference until fall of 2020. We will evaluate it as events unfold.

Yesterday both Contra Costa County and the City of Richmond declared a state of emergency to offer some guidance to how to navigate and provide insight of how to prevent the spread of the Covid19 virus , and ensure the health and safety of the community. While they have not prohibited large events, they have strongly advised against holding them at this time.

We know many of the groups that help us make the conference a success are limiting their involvement in public events as well, and it makes sense to postpone the conference to ensure full participation and services for our youth. Attached is the guidance sheet issued by CC County.

We thank you for your efforts. If you have any questions, please contact us. We look forward to working with you in the Fall.

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