THE BRAND PROBLEM AND CORE ISSUEs: DID YOU KNOW that Los angeles HAS THE LARGEST FOSTER CARE SYSTEM IN THE COUNTRY? YEP, as of 2017, 33,000 young people were living in foster care. DID YOU ALSO KNOW THAT IN JANUARY 2017, california passed a STATE-WIDE LAW DRASTICALLY CUTting THE OPERATION OF GROUP HOMES DUE TO their MISTREATMENT OF FOSTER YOUTH? this seems like the right, obvious measure to take but unfortunately it came with a price. the elimination of group homes, in turn, caused two drastic outcomes: 1) it made a STAGGERING NUMBER OF FOSTER YOUTH HOMELESS, DISPLACED AND/or IN NEED OF HOMES. 2) It made the demand for parents and families to take in foster youth skyrocket. (In fact 3 youth in need for only 1 parent available.) so does how does this well-respected public programming station spotlight the issue, encourage fostering and change the lives of foster youth?
My challenge: HELPING CHANGE FOSTER YOUTH OUTCOMES THROUGH INTERACTIVE, NEVER-BEEN-DONE-BEFORE STORYTELLING.