project Foster Power

Launched in 2017, project Foster Power (pFP) is a group of current and former foster youth, ages 15 to 25+, seeking to improve the Colorado child welfare system through youth-led organizing and advocacy. This group amplifies youth voices and celebrates the power of collective action. pFP is the Colorado partner of Foster Youth in Action, a network of over 20 foster youth-led groups across the U.S. and Canada organized around a shared commitment to creating radical change. While the Children’s Law Center has the privilege of hosting pFP, the incredible work of this group belongs to the young people themselves. 

Current Campaign

  • Working to increase opportunities for youth in foster care to have similar access to activities and experiences as their peers, like getting to participate in after-school activities and supports, getting to attend sleepovers with friends, or even having access to a cell phone.

Successful Campaigns to Date

Each action cycle, pFP youth leaders conduct a listening tour, hearing from as many foster youth across Colorado as possible to identify a shared issue for action. To date, pFP has run three campaigns, each addressing a “burning” problem in our child welfare system.

Youth Voice, Youth Choice
  • Developed tools and trainings to help foster youth know their rights and have the skills to advocate for themselves.
  • Created public awareness campaign to amplify the voices of young people.
Sibling Connections
  • Worked with legislators to pass the Foster Youth Sibling Bill of Rights, ensuring that the sibling relationships of young people in care are preserved and encouraged.
Improving Supports for Youth Exiting Care
  • developed best practice recommendations and accompanying trainings for child welfare professionals to encourage them to better support young people as they transition out of the system.
  • These best practice recommendations addressed: 1) Placements that Better Meet Youth Needs, 2) Cultivating Self Care and Community, and 3) Supporting Education and Employment.

How to Get Involved?

Are you a young person with experience in the foster care system? 

Are you between the ages of 15 and 25?

Do you want to connect with other young people?

Are you eager to use your voice to make change?

Connect with pFP Adult Ally, Jordyn Gendel, at 720-691-5901 or to learn more and get involved in this work!


Similarly, are you a professional in this space looking to connect with pFP for consultation, training, or other partnership? Reach out to Jordyn directly to explore opportunities!

You can also follow along on pFP’s social media platforms to get updates on their current action campaign!