Pact Youth Clubs

two black children smiling in red circle
adopted youth support clubs

Pact is committed to serving tween and teen adopted/fostered youth of color, populations that are under-served by adoption organizations yet over-represented in the mental health and criminal justice systems. We know that community and mentorship are essential for youth who are too often othered in our society at a vulnerable time in their lives.

In 2004, Pact established its groundbreaking Teen & Tween Clubs, later known simply as Pact Youth Clubs. Between 2004 and 2024, this program served over 1000 adopted and fostered youth of color. Monthly meetings for cohorts of adopted tweens and teens of color, facilitated by dedicated mentors of color (many of them adult adoptees or foster alums themselves), provided a vital space for connection, understanding, and growth. Through Pact Youth Clubs, adopted and fostered teens made friends, connected with role models, built confidence, and processed big feelings and questions about their identities in a safe space.


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!”

Reimagining Pact Youth Programming

Pact is embarking on a journey to imagine a more impactful and responsive approach to serving tween and teen adopted and fostered youth of color, and we hope you can help.  Please complete a survey to help us imagine new ways to serve BIPOC adopted and fostered youth and their families. Your voice will guide us as we explore a path forward that is meaningful and inclusive.



If you are an adopted or fostered teen, or an adult adoptee or foster alum who has ideas or suggestions about the future of Youth Club, please share your feedback here:

Adoptee Survey


If you are an adoptive/foster parent or other family member who has ideas or suggestions about the future of Youth Club, please share your feedback here:

 Adoptive/Foster Parent Survey




If you would like to receive updates related to Pact programming for teens and tweens, please fill out this form:

Interest Form

Pact continues to serve adopted and fostered teens and tweens through Pact Family Camp and our Center for Race and Adoption Focused Therapy, and offers two support groups for parents of adopted teens and tweens, as well as one-on-one parenting consultations.