It's My Transition. Jan. 30, 2016 Granville County. This is a one-day youth workshop sponsored by the department of social services LINKS communities of Granville, Franklin, and Vance counties, along with SaySo (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out). It is designed specifically for older teens in foster care and will focus on how to achieve successful outcomes for youth transitioning out of substitute care--specifically, how to blossom into a productive adult citizen in your local community.
SAYSO Saturday. March 5, 2016, Guilford County, NC. This will be the 18th Annual "Family Reunion" and Celebration of SaySo's existence. It is also a chance to celebrate and honor all youth in foster care who may not have had the opportunity celebrate their individual birthdays. The day will be full of workshops for youths and adults and elections for the next Youth Board of Directors.
NOTE: SaySo activities are free and open to any youth age 14-24 in out-of-home care. This includes all types of substitute care: foster care, group homes, kinship placement, and mental health placements. Youth do not have to be a member of SaySo to attend!
SaySo produces four newsletters a year. If you wish to stay updated on SaySo events email us at [email protected] or call our office at 800-820-0001.
Superstars Rewards Program
SaySo is pleased to announce a new program to help get youth engaged in LINKS. The new "SaySo Superstars Rewards Program" provides incentives for youth to get involved with community service, advocacy, fund raising, member recruitment, local chapter development, monthly meetings, and SaySo events. Youth earn points for each activity they engage in. Local chapters earn points for each activity they plan and implement.
Individual points can be used to purchase reward items in the SaySo Store at SaySo Saturday. Items currently in the store include Carolina Panther hats, shirts, and bags, Converse Chuck Taylor duffle bags, Otterbox Phone cases, gift cards, and more. In addition, the top ten points holders will be entered into a raffle for a Dell Latitude laptop with Windows and Microsoft Office. The local chapter with the most points will win a gift for a party.
If your county does not have a local chapter, now is the time to start one. All you need is a supporting adult and two youth who qualify as SaySo members. Start a new chapter and get 50 reward points immediately. For more on starting a local chapter go to http://www.saysoinc.org/about_us/sayso_local_chapters/
For more on the Superstars Rewards Program, go to http://www.saysoinc.org/sayso_superstar_points_system/sayso_superstar_rewards/. If you need additional information please call SAYSO at 1-800-820-0001.