Achieving Maximum Potential

AMP is a youth-driven, statewide group that seeks to unleash the full potential for personal growth among foster, adoptive and kinship 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, independent adults.

Summarized by the motto, ‘Nothing about us, without us,” AMP is a youth engagement program.AMP involves young people as advocates for themselves and as a voice for system-level improvements in child welfare laws, policies and practices. When supported through productive partnerships with adults, youth can be authoritative advocates for making foster care more responsive and effective.