Connections We Love.
FAN and partnering organizations are working together to provide support and resource awareness to current and former foster youth.
The Overcoming Hurdles in Ohio Youth Advisory Board (OHIO YAB) is a statewide organization of young advocates (aged 14-24) who have experienced foster care.
FAN proudly partners with Alumni of Care Together Improving Outcomes Now Ohio (ACTION Ohio). ACTION Ohio's members are dedicated to improving outcomes for current and former foster care youth. Through advocacy, they bring together the voices of foster alumni and their allies to create lasting change and hope for those touched by the child welfare system.
Ohio Reach is an involved cohort of FAN, "Supporting Former Foster Youth Reaching for Higher Education". Their network of professionals, advocates, and students across the State of Ohio is determined to support former foster youth on their collegiate journey.
El'lesun is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that partnered with FAN to create and operate Project PASSION. The program provides no-cost professional attire to current and former foster youth entering the workforce.
Project PASSION is always accepting clothing donations described below in ALL sizes!
Men’s & Women’s suits, dress pants, dress shirts
Men’s & Women’s dress shoes, dress boots, dress socks
Ties, purses, scarfs, handbags, briefcases, belts and accessories
Scrubs, work boots, tennis shoes, no-slip kitchen shoes, jeans, t-shirts, long johns, PPE
Clothes hangers, clothes racks, fabric freshener
Items that you wear or utilize in your line of work that you feel youth could wear in an office or trade setting.
FAN is pleased to partner with The Columbus State Scholar Network (CSSN). The Scholar Network is a support program for former foster youth on Columbus State Community College's campus and inspired the creation of FAN. Teamwork between our two programs helps facilitate a successful and stress-free transition for students transferring from Columbus State to OSU.
The Franklin County College-Bound mentoring program works with ACTION Ohio, CSSN, and FAN to organize and facilitate OSU College for a Day. Volunteer mentors in the program are matched with youth ages 15 and older to help them prepare to reach their academic dreams.