Leaders Changing the System
P4P’s Leaders Changing the System (LCS), is a paid six week summer training and mentoring program created by P4P to train and recruit current or former foster and adoptive youth to our organization as executive team members or youth consultants who share in our organization’s mission and want to see it succeed.
As the executive team and our team of youth consultants are an integral part of raising awareness and actively trying to improve the child welfare system, we view LCS as a unique opportunity to enable emerging leaders from the child welfare systems to share and use their stories to make the child welfare system better.
LCS participants will build widely applicable professional skills through comprehensive trainings from experts in: communications, public speaking, storytelling, child welfare, and legislation advocacy. After completion of the program, emerging leaders will be presented with the opportunity to join P4P’s wider team and be paired with a volunteer mentor to help them continue on their journey to success. After further training, youth will later lead workshops in child welfare for current and future foster and adoptive parents and industry professionals in the child welfare system.
I am interested in…
To give LCS participants an opportunity to become familiar with our organization and get connected with team members who have shared similar experiences.
To assist and empower LCS participants to take charge of their lives by training them in professional skills through comprehensive trainings delivered by expert trainers.
To build positive relationships between LCS participants and volunteer mentors who are partnered together through our program.
To give current or former foster and adoptive youth an opportunity to join our fast-paced and ever-growing organization in roles centered around building leadership skills.
The recruitment requirements for LCS participants are simple:
You must be 18 years of age or older by June 2019;
You must have received a high school diploma or GED by June 2019;
You must be interested in child welfare or the child welfare system;
You must have professional or life experience with the foster care and/or adoption;
Life experience is preferred.
You must have reliable transportation by June 2019.