Project outsiders is a youth lead social organization that work towards better outcomes for youth in and from the foster care system, through advocacy and direct support. We are trying to bridge the gap between youth in care and the decision makers when it comes to having discussions and developing solutions regarding issues that makes the foster care system dysfunctional, and a traumatic experience for thousands of kids.
The youth running this organization all have had experience in the child welfare system and know first the many barriers and pitfall that youth are forced to face. We have all been motived by our experience to ensure we see better outcomes for those currently involved in the system. We want to be able to provide youth with a sense of community, belonging, and hope. More people need to be aware about the truth behind the foster care system in North America.
It's important that we raise awareness about the experiences of youth in the foster care system in Canada. More needs to be done to ensure that youth in care are not only able to feel confident that their basic need and rights are being met but also live in an environment where they feel fulfilled and are capable of reaching their maximum potential.
By raising public awareness on the issues within the child welfare system we can start the process to recovery, prevention, and intervention. With the help of other we will be able to keep agencies and other leaders in the child welfare sector accountable.
Amplify Youth Voices
Through our podcast we intend to give youth a platform where they can talk about the unique challenges they faced during their time in care. The more youth speak up about their experiences the loud our voices become.
Quality Support Program
Through our program we will be supporting youth on micro-level through individual based care. We plan to do this by raising money for the youth that come onto our podcast to finance the support they need to help alleviate the effects of the foster care system.