Child Welfare / Emergency Services

AMP (Achieving Maximum Potential)

 What is AMP?our_journey_78A2550165595

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

Who are AMP youth?

AMP members are ages 13 and up who have been involved in foster care, adoption or other out-of-home placements.

What do AMP youth hope to accomplish?

Help foster youth to become independent adults who can successfully educate others about the child welfare system and take an active role in making life better for themselves and others in state care.

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Contact Mary Elks at 712-325-5862 for more information.