Describes the challenges faced by youth who moved from foster care to independence in cities across the country, and illustrates the need for family and informal support networks, preparation for household and financial management, and youth participation in planning. Authors present specific strategies, including helping youth enter and remain in college, promoting part-time work and other resources for employment, and increasing access to Medicaid.
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YOUTH VOICE: Tamar Sebesta recalls her first semester in college, when she charged $750 worth of books and supplies to her credit card, with no idea how she would pay it back. https://bit.ly/3ngoje1