Equality Program Organizers, Moises Duran and Dean Welliver, participated in the Kern County Foster Youth Empowering Success Conference on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Bakersfield. They did outreach on behalf of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and the Gay and Lesbian Center of Bakersfield, providing information about support services in the community for LGBTQ foster youth and offering opportunities for civic engagement.
The youth led Kern County Foster Youth Empowering Success Conference focused on topics surrounding Foster Youth. Youth transitioning to adulthood were encouraged to engage and live in their community as a whole to increase their success in pursuing education and employment. The event allowed for caregivers and community agencies to come together to collaborate with foster youth and develop partnerships that reinforce existing relationships in order to provide supportive services that lead to their success.