Ohio Fostering Connections Advocacy Day, held March 26, 2015, was a day of action to help pass Ohio House Bill 50. Highlights from the day include remarks from Roy Hall, former Ohio State and NFL wide receiver; Mark Mecum, chair of Ohio Fostering Connections; sponsor of House Bill 50, Ohio State Rep. Dorothy Pelanda; Consultant for the National Resource Center for Youth Development and a former Foster Youth, Jamole Callahan; and poet and former foster youth, D.C. Swagger.
Watch now, and visit ohiofosteringconnections.org for more information on how to get involved.
Former Ohio State and NFL wide receiver Roy Hall Roy established the DRIVEN Foundation with a goal of impacting the world, one life at a time. He joined Ohio Fostering Connections for Advocacy Day on March 26, 2015 and served as our master of ceremonies. Here he delivers an inspirational welcoming message to the attendees, sharing his support for Ohio House Bill 50 and the importance of providing extended services to youth who age out of foster care.
Mark Mecum, chair of Ohio Fostering Connections, welcomed more than 300 advocates to Ohio Fostering Connections Advocacy Day on March 26, 2015. For more information on the initiative to extend supports to youth aging out of foster care in Ohio, visit ohiofosteringconnections.org
Jamole Callahan is a Consultant for the National Resource Center for Youth Development... and a former Foster Youth. At Ohio Fostering Connections Advocacy Day, he shared his story and inspired us to support Ohio House Bill 50 and extend supports to youth aging out of foster care.