Online Communities

The online communities here cover issues that matter to you—such as foster care, mental health, and more—and offer ways for you to get connected with others and get involved in creating positive change. Jump in! Tell us about awesome online communities that should be listed on our site. 

Youth M.O.V.E. National

Foster Club
Foster Club is a national network for young people in foster care that helps its members engage with and support one another. Foster Club members can access resources to learn more important topics like talking to your caseworker, legal issues in foster care, and leaving foster care. Members can also join specific online clubs, like the Transition Club and the Advocacy Club, and learn how their local youth group can become a part of the Foster Club Network.

Foster Care Alumni of  America

Foster Care Alumni of America
Foster Care Alumni of America gives young people who were formerly a part of the foster care system an opportunity to support each other and share information. This organization also works to influence practice and policy in foster care. You can access resources about foster care and life after leaving the system.

MilitaryKidsConnect.org

MilitaryKidsConnect.org
MilitaryKidsConnect.org provides an online community for children, tweens, and teens of military families in which they can support one another while learning coping and resilience-building skills.

ReachOut.com

ReachOut.com
Written for young people, by young people, the information on ReachOut.com helps teens and young adults who are struggling with mental illness. Contribute comments on the site's blogs, read about challenges other youth have faced and submit stories and short videos describing your own, and learn how to become a part of the ReachOut Youth Council.

TeenCentral.Net

TeenCentral.Net
TeenCentral.net provides young people with information on topics that affect them, like bullying and tobacco use. This site also provides a forum where youth like you can ask questions and get advice from experts, as well as from other young people who have faced similar challenges.

Youth M.O.V.E. National

Youth M.O.V.E. National
Youth 'Motivating Others Through Voices of Experience' (M.O.V.E) National is a national youth-led organization, with 46 statewide chapters, that is dedicated to uniting the voices of youth with lived experience in order to improve the systems they are involved with, like mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare. Find your local chapter, or start a new one, connect with your peers in the site forums, and learn more about youth advocacy.

Facebook Communities

We R Native

We R Native
This comprehensive resource for Native youth, by Native youth connects young people to events, scholarship opportunities, resources, and stories from their peers.

Youth Service America

Youth Service America
Youth Service America engages children and youth in community service and encourages young people to participate in solving social and environmental challenges. This community provides updates on resources, funding opportunities, and events.