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You are invited to the VIP premiere after-event at Luma. This crucial part of the day promises to bring together key figures from the child welfare and related sectors for a thought-provoking discussion about the key messages derived from the film during dinner. We aim to create a unique space that fosters cross-sector collaboration.


Imagine this scenario...


After the documentary concludes and the enthusiastic applause subsides, we will transition to the reception area. There, with fresh minds, we will collectively delve into the key takeaways from this journey. This will serve as a significant period of reflection, with discussions centered around the film. We will delve deeply into the remaining gaps in various aspects of child welfare that have been highlighted through the honest expression of these youths' stories. We will explore questions such as, 'What can we do to address the gaps illuminated by this film?' and 'How can we most effectively establish comprehensive systems that support all youths in care in every facet of their lives?' Attendees from education, law enforcement, and housing will all be present, facilitating in-depth discussions about systemic change. This enables the creation of much richer and more sustainable solutions through collaborative, multi-dimensional efforts across sectors.

The Premiere After Event Dinner Ticket

  • Project Outsiders is a registered not-for-profit organization led by former youth in care with the goal of establishing a “Hub” (virtual and physical) that will act as a center of advocacy, innovation and excellence for youth in and from care.


    Youth in care is an often overlooked population due to the ongoing disparities that exist in the system. Due to this, the Child Welfare system acts as a pipeline to other oppressive systems such as mental health, addiction, homelessness, judicial and more. This forces most young people to age out of care and into poverty. Project Outsiders was created due to the increasing rate of negative experiences during a young person’s time in care and the poor outcomes that follow after aging out. Our goal is to be the tool that enables youth in and from care to be their own heroes. 


    We will equip them with the necessary skills to be courageous, autonomous, and ambitious leaders. How? Well… We take an active-based learning approach to develop the leadership capacity of lived experts and equip them with the skills to be effective change-makers. Through our hub, we introduce various creative projects like podcasting and filmmaking to spread meaningful messages about issues important to our community. We provide an extensive amount of opportunities for youth to practice their leadership skills and demonstrate their abilities to unite with members of the sector to cultivate practices that will stop the cycle of poverty and start the cycle of empowerment.

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