What do youth think about relational permanence?

SaySo (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out), is a statewide, North Carolina-based association of youth aged 14 to 24 who are or have been in out-of-home care. This includes all types of substitute care, including foster care, group homes, and mental health placements. Every year on the first Saturday in March, SaySo holds a gathering where youth from all over North

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SaySo welcomes new program coordinator

SaySo welcomes Cherie Watlington as the new SaySo Program Coordinator. Cherie grew up in North Carolina. After graduating from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (A&T) with a Bachelor in Social Work, she attended North Carolina State University and earned a Masters in Social Work. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Cherie’s work experience includes facilitating batterer

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SaySo update

SaySo is excited to be one of the main stakeholders in North Carolina partnering with the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. SaySo has a dedicated alumni staff co-chairing the project’s design team and at least five other alumni participating in strategic think tank sessions. On April 29, 2019, North Carolina partners joined the Jim Casey Initiative

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Starting a Local SaySo Chapter

The Mission of SaySo Is to work to improve the substitute care system by educating the community, speaking out about needed changes, and providing support to youth who are or have been in substitute care. Membership Youth and Young Adults: Those who have been in any level of substitute care and are between the ages of 14-24 years of age.

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SaySo Update

Mark Your Calendar for SaySo Saturday 2018! SaySo, Inc. is preparing to celebrate its 20th birthday on Saturday, March 3, 2018! Location is yet to be determined. Follow us on Facebook @saysoinc for updated information. This yearly event known as “SaySo Saturday.” It is our largest conference every year and it’s FREE to youth, young adults who are or have

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