Achieving Maximum Potential

“Nothing about us, without us.”

The Achieving Maximum Potential (AMP) program involves young people as advocates for themselves and as a voice for positive change for issues affecting them. AMP youth are empowered to educate legislators, child welfare professionals, juvenile court representatives, foster parents, and the public about foster care and adoption from a youth perspective.

Enrollment Criteria

For more information, please call (319) 752-4000, X1128 or email

Additional information may also be found at

Eligibility Requirements

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

“People care about us”

“I learned to be brave”

“It (AMP) helps me do things that I never knew I could”

How to get started

To learn more about this program, please complete and submit the form below.