Pact Youth Clubs provide adopted and fostered youth of color, ages 10-18, the opportunity to be mentored by adult role models with shared backgrounds, and to build community with their peers. Members are grouped with others close to their age, and meet monthly with Pact-trained counselors, adults of color who are often adopted or who were formerly in foster care themselves—allies who are eager to offer support.
In-person Youth Clubs meetings are held in the San Francisco Bay Area. Meetings alternate between fun activities (outings, creative projects, games) and a curriculum designed to help Black, Latinx, Asian and Native American adopted and fostered youth explore their feelings and experiences related to adoption, race, family and identity—issues they are often reluctant to discuss with parents or non-adopted friends.
Parents of Youth Club members are invited to attend quarterly meetings where adults learn together and create their own community. Attendance from at least one parent is required.
Our son said he wishes the club could meet twice a month— that’s how much he enjoyed it. Thank you for the work you do to help our adoptees grow and heal!”