Three Days On the Hill


This annual trip is designed to provide foster care youth and alumni with opportunities to further their leadership development. After participating in DC-based training and preparation, participants will share their expertise and insights to educate for positive change. Through various meetings with state and federal legislators, participants will learn about our nation’s policy and legislative processes and how these processes impact issues that affect them.

Click here to see photos from our trip in 2017.

Details for 2017

  • Dates: Sunday, March 12 - Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • Youth Participants:
    • Melissa Stroud, OHIO YAB Vice President
    • Rebecca Epler, Guernsey County YAB President
    • Kurtis Ballweg, Montgomery County
    • Natasha Davis, Cuyahoga County
    • Austin Ramsey, Union County

  • Alumni Participants:
    • Delaware County - Lisa Dickson
    • Franklin County - Jamole Callahan
    • Cuyahoga County - MaryAnn Dowdell
    • Athens County - Michael Outrich

  • Ally Participants:
    • Montgomery County - Doris Edelmann
    • Montgomery County - Patrice Washington

  • Schedule:
    • Sunday, Arrival in DC and evening preparation for the week ahead
    • Monday, Training Day
    • Tuesday, Hill Visits
    • Wednesday, Hill Visits and Celebratory Dinner
    • Thursday, Sightseeing and journey home

Previous Visits