Florida's Children First, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the rights of at-risk children and youth; the organization seeks full representation of children and youth and meaningful and sustainable improvement in Florida's child-serving systems using a range of strategies including public policy development, on-going training and technical assistance, and where necessary, strategic litigation.
Florida's Children First is not-for profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the lives of our most valuable resource, our children.For more info go to www.floridaschildrenfirst.org
Florida's Children First overview
Florida Youth SHINE members testifying at the Department of Children & Families Dependency Summit about the issues
Florida Youth SHINE speaking about their experiences in foster care, to advocate for improvements for brothers and sisters still in care
FYS Chairperson planning next advocacy opportunity
Florida Youth SHINE
Florida Youth SHINE (FYS) is a statewide youth driven, peer led organization that empowers current and former foster youth to become advocates for all youth in care. FYS was founded in 2005 by Florida's Children First with the help of many key stakeholders within the child welfare community. Since then FYS has quickly become Florida's leading youth advocacy organization comprised of current and former foster youth who participate in public policy advocacy to improve child protection and foster care services on both a state and local level.