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OFFER an internship to a current or former foster youth

C2i – Connections to Independence has developed an Internship program for C2i youth to gain positive work experience within the community. Youth are able to work with C2i Community Partners in an internship under supervision by someone who understands where our youth are coming from and can help them work through some of the challenges that […]

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SHARE your expertise with foster youth

C2i – Connections 2 Independence is always looking for dynamic speakers who can share areas of expertise and or life experiences that are relevant to our youth who face unique challenges as they reach adulthood.  Some of these topics may include, but are not limited to: Post secondary education topics How to access and sustain housing […]

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PROVIDE respite to an adoptive family

If you are interested in offering respite to an adoptive family, please contact Michelle at Ampersand Families, at 612.605.1902. Ampersand is working to build a pool of respite providers to support families who have adopted older youth from foster care. You can also visit the MN Department of Human Services website to learn about being a […]

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PARENT a foster youth

For information on How to become a Foster Parent in Minnesota, please visit the Minnesota Department of Human Services website, HERE. 

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ADOPT an older youth

Ampersand Families recruits and supports permanent families for older youth in Minnesota, and champions practices in adoption and permanency that restore belonging, dignity and hope. To view Ampersand’s youth waiting adoption, click HERE. MN ADOPT is a program contracted by the Minnesota Department of Human Services through the Minnesota Adoption Resource Network. To view more of Minnesota’s Waiting Children, click HERE.  For more […]

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VOLUNTEER as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)

How To Become A GAL To learn about becoming either a paid or volunteer GAL in Minnesota, please click on this link Volunteer Opportunities or contact the GAL Program Manager for your area. Links provided by

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Below are some of the agencies in Minnesota who provide services to this vulnerable population. To DONATE please click on the links/buttons for each agency below:   Ampersand Families     Children’s Law Center of Minnesota     C2i – Connections to Independence

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REPRESENT a Foster Youth as a Pro Bono Attorney

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota is a Minnesota non-profit that provides free legal representation to over 550 foster youth annually. Children’s Law Center is appointed by the court to provide legal representation to children who are either wards of the state – “legal orphans” – or who have been removed from their homes because they are in need […]

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What You Can Do to Change a Lifetime

The US Foster Care website, has some great suggestions for how to “Change a Lifetime” for youth in foster care. To download the brochure: Change a Lifetime (English) Change a Lifetime (Spanish) Click for more suggestions from on “What You Can Do to Change a Lifetime“: If You Have a Few Minutes If […]

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