Fostering Media Connections

Fostering Media Connections (FMC) uses the power of journalism to lead the conversation about children, youth and families in America. FMC publishes news site The Imprint, Fostering Families Today magazine, and provides journalism training to young adults with foster care and youth justice experience.


2 Submitted Ideas

  • LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Empowering Youth to Use Their Voices

    Since 2016, Fostering Media Connections’ Youth Voice program has been working with foster, justice-involved and homeless youth and young adults to share their perspectives on the systems that impacted their lives. This project will be focused on elevating youth voices in media, while working with local partners to develop youth skills in journalism. We plan to publish at least 20 stories from youth with lived experience in LA County over the next year.

  • CONNECT ·2021 Grants Challenge

    Youth, Front and Center: A Media Platform By and For Youth

    Youth, Front and Center will be a youth-led online platform for LA youth and young adults who have experienced homelessness, foster care or the criminal justice system. Since 2016, FMC has been training young people with such experiences in producing journalism, and paying them for their work. This platform will be a showcase for youth with similar experiences to connect and elevate their voices to a broader audience.