FosterPower Receives 2023 Florida's Children First "Outstanding Non-Profit Champion for Children" Award

FosterPower Team receiving the 2023 Florida's Children First Award

Attorney Taylor Sartor represented FosterPower in accepting the 2023 Florida's Children First "Outstanding Non-Profit Champion for Children" award at its 2023 Tampa Bay Area Advocates for Children Awards.

FosterPower is a movement to improve the lives and futures of youth in foster care by creating access to information on their benefits, protections, and legal rights. Its ground breaking free app and website give Florida's foster youth access to easy, digestible information about life skills and independent living, rights to mental and medical healthcare, education, legal protections, and more. This initiative is the first of its kind nationwide and has also been recognized and praised by members of Congress as an important initiative.

Since launching in May 2023, FosterPower has over 3,300 app downloads, 7,000 website users, and 27,000 video views and has received several news and media stories, including NPR's All Things Considered, theSkimm, The Annie E. Casey Foundation blog, and several news channels throughout Florida.

The FosterPower team includes Taylor Sartor (creator, co-founder, and program lead), Rastko Durica (co-founder and product lead), David Gray (co-founder and advisor), and Heather Tager (co-founder and advisor).

FosterPower is a program created and managed by Bay Area Legal Services, and funded by the Legal Services Corporation and Community Foundation Tampa Bay.


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