Details of the General Sessions

Dee Hankins

Master of Ceremonies

We are pleased to announce that Dee Hankins will our Master of Ceremonies at the Conference.  He will be able to provide inspirational words to attendees as well as facilitate youth discussions throughout the event.


Sharing his incredibly inspiring life story is just one of the ways Dee Hankins gets others to focus on their resilience. Dee has also taken his talent for    entertainment, his passion for change,  and belief that anyone can make a difference in this world and created EnterChangement. These projects help build character, make an impact in the community, and give students a chance to activate their resilience. Dee Hankins speaks to thousands of      students and educators each year, teaching them to focus on their resilience and to never give up. As a nationally acclaimed inspirational youth speaker, Dee has made a major impact with clients such as CADA, NASC, Jostens, The Department of Children and Family Services, and many more!

County Team Time

The last general session on Tuesday will be a time when attendees from each County can get to together as a County group and discuss what they have learned from the Summit and what they want to take and use in their own areas.  These group discussions will be led by the county FYSCP Coordinators. The State of California is fortunate to have The Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program (FYSCP) in the County Offices of Education throughout the state. FYSCPs are staffed by subject matter experts and lead county wide efforts to improve the educational experiences and outcomes of students in foster care. .