Climbing Mt. Shasta in the name of CYC: Foster Youth that are making a difference for themselves and the generation after them!
There are approximately 12 million Americans who have experienced foster care in America, with over 400,000 children in the system today. While the story we so often hear is laced with the hardship these children and adults have to endure, there is another -- wholly different – story: one etched in resilience and strength.
The California Youth Connection (CYC), a youth-run and led legislative advocacy organization, is composed of hundreds of current and former foster youth who are the embodiment of that inspirational story. Since CYC was founded in 1988, it has grown into powerful political force, not only bending the arc of California’s public policy around foster care, but empowering thousands of youth to speak directly to power. The example set by CYC and its young leaders has inspired as many as 106 youth-driven advocacy groups across the nation.
On July 21st of this year, a group of climbers will take the Southern route up 13,164-foot Mt. Shasta. This southern Cascade is a great introductory climb for people who want a gateway into larger more technical peaks.
So, come and join us! Climb in support of CYC's youth leadership, empowerment and adovcacy efforts! Please CYC’s foster youth reach new heights and rise above it all.