Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP)
What is AMP?
Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) is a youth-driven, statewide group that seeks to unleash the full potential for personal growth among foster and adoptive children in Iowa. AMP offers leadership opportunities, service learning projects, speaking opportunities, and educational/vocational assistance. AMP also provides the life skills youth need to become self-sufficient and independent adults.
Who are AMP youth?
AMP members are ages 13 to 21 who have been involved in foster care, adoption, or other out-of-home placements.
What do AMP youth do?
- Train to become advocates for themselves and others.
- Participate in valuable leadership opportunities.
- Develop their voices by telling their own stories.
- Educate legislators, foster parents, the public, child welfare professionals, and juvenile court representatives about foster care and adoption from the youth perspective.
- Build youth/adult partnerships in the community that create opportunities for service learning.
- Encourage others to open their homes to teens in foster care or those seeking adoption.
- Provide understanding, support, and encouragement to one another.
- Gain the life skills necessary to become healthy and independent adults.
- Explore educational/vocational options to chart their path to become successful and productive adults.
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