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Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids

You Gotta Believe returned to Broadway with our annual Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Care benefit for older youth in care. And once again it was a celebrity filled musical and comedy extravaganza all to benefit You Gotta Believe’s efforts to connect older youth with family before they age out of foster care.

2016: 2nd Annual Voices for the Voiceless

Info More details on the 2nd Annual Voices for the Voiceless Event
Coverage See what the media had to say about Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids
Sponsors A big thank you to this year’s sponsors for helping to make this event possible.

Seth Rudetsky returned as musical director for this year’s star-studded 2nd Annual Voices for the Voiceless featuring Rosie Perez * Gloria Gaynor * Megan Hilty * Chita Rivera * Stephanie Mills * Sherri Saum * Marc Shaiman * Janice Huff * Caroline Rhea * Alec Mapa * Darren Criss * BD Wong * Charles Busch * Liz Callaway  * Orfeh * Tony Yazbeck * Lisa Mordente * Lilla Crawford * Christine Pedi * Janet Metz * Olga Merediz * Carole Demas — and more!

You Gotta Believe staff took to the stage with celebrities and youth in care for an evening of music and fun on Broadway!  Why?  Because there are currently 107,918 children waiting to be adopted from foster care and another 18,934 in foster care who are deemed ‘unadoptable’.  When placed in care, they were promised a family and a home – yet we fail to deliver on that promise for 23,000 youth who ‘age out’ of the foster care system every year.  That’s one youth every 23 minutes.

Though they enter care through no fault of their own, youth who age out face dire outcomes from lack of education, to unemployment, to higher rates of unemployment, early pregnancy, incarceration and homelessness.  But it doesn’t have to be this way — we can connect kids to family before they leave the foster care system.

For future sponsorship inquiries, please email voices@yougottabelieve.org.

All media inquiries, please contact Shawn Purdy at SLATE PR.

2015: Inaugural Voices for the Voiceless

Our first benefit raised over $500,000 in support of older foster kids needing permanent families and featured Tina Fey * Tituss Burgess  * Rachel Crow  * Jane Krakowski * Alec Mapa * Darren Crisis * and many more. Plus Seth Rudetsky as Music Director!

Info More details on the Inaugural Voices for the Voiceless Event
Highlights A look back at a night of musical performances and celebrity appearances all in support of older kids in care.
Coverage See what the media had to say about Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids
Sponsors A big thank you to last year’s sponsors for helping to make this event possible.

And there a lots of other ways you can get involved with YGB.