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Exhibition Preview: Lost Childhoods




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Connect with the foster youth who built this powerful exhibition about their experience growing up in Santa Cruz County.

Lost Childhoods showcases the stories, struggles, and triumphs of youth who are aging out of foster care. You will see personal belongings of foster youth, stunning photography by Ray Bussolari, and four different art installations foster youth created with local artists Bridget Henry, Melody Overstreet, Elliott Taylor, and Nada Miljkovic.

This exhibition was created with the Foster Youth Museum and MAH’s Creative Community Committee (C3)— a group of over 100 local foster youth, artists, and youth advocates.

This exhibition preview is for MAH members, donors, and Lost Childhoods collaborators.


Explore the exhibition

Step into this historic exhibition and walk away inspired with actions and dialogue to support foster youth in Santa Cruz County today.

Enjoy food and music

Grab a taco and a soda while listening to the acoustic tunes of Matthew Ruiz.

Engage with other MAH members and foster youth advocates

Connect with your community over this powerful exhibition. Hear talks from MAH’s Executive Director Nina Simon, Co-Director of the Foster Youth Museum Jamie Lee Evans, Assemblymember Mark Stone and foster youth from 7pm-7:30pm.