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Voices for the Voiceless

Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids

Each year, You Gotta Believe staff take to the stage with celebrities and youth in care for an evening of music and fun on Broadway!  Why?  Because there are over 108,000 children waiting to be adopted from foster care and another 18,000 plus 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.

2017: 3rd Annual Voices for the Voiceless

Info More details on the 3rd Annual Voices for the Voiceless Event
Coverage See what the media had to say about Voices for the Voiceless: Stars for Foster Kids
Sponsors Thank you to all our generous sponsors. See a full list of sponsors here.

 

Seth Rudetsky returned as musical director for a star-studded 3rd Annual Voices for the Voiceless featuring: Jonathan Groff * Willie Garson * Stephanie Mills * Janice Huff * Caroline Rhea * Alec Mapa * Melissa Gilbert * Jessie Mueller* *Jenna Ushkowitz * Sierra Boggess * Lilla Crawford * Jeffrey Seller *Danielle Brooks*

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 our sponsors, particularly Charter Communications and Digicel

Seth Rudetsky returned as musical director for the 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 *

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.

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