Anthony Simpson has been an advocate with Youth Fostering Change, a project of Juvenile Law Center, for four years. Anthony participates in the Youth Fostering Change program advocating for policy reform for youth who have experience in the child welfare system. He has done specific work on increasing youth participation in dependency court hearings and improving permanency and education outcomes for older youth in foster care, speaking nationally on these and other issues. He was the recipient of the Pennsylvania’s Statewide Adoption Network’s 2018 Youth Advocacy Award. This award recognizes an individual in the state of Pennsylvania who is a current or former foster youth who has raised awareness about the challenges of foster care. Anthony is also a performing artist and uses his music as an outlet for expression and advocacy. He also serves as a member of the Philly Homes 4 Youth coalition to end youth homelessness in the city of Philadelphia and the Pride Task force at Valley Youth House.