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Youth Experiences: Moving Personal Belongings in Garbage Bags

Below, are the stories from several Bergen County Foster Youth about their experiences of moving their personal belongings in garbage bags.  These youth, like many others, feel it is important for youth to be given luggage so they can have a little dignity and pride when they change placements. 


Bergen Co YAB - Luggage Sucess!!!!

Thanks to the efforts of the Bergen County Youth Advisory Board, (YAB), thousands of New Jersey foster children will be able to move thier personal belongings in duffle bags instead of garbage bags. 

The Bergen County YAB began working on this project last year.  When discussing their experiences in the system, one thing they all agreed upon was that it was embarrassing to have to move their personal belongings in garbage bags.  So they decided to do something about it.