Foster Youth Advocate to Change the System that Raised Them
Over 10 years starting in 2000, Jasmine, now 23, moved through three foster homes, two group homes, five high schools, and eventually aged out of the foster care system. Jasmine is an alumni of Youth Fostering Change, an engagement program at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia.
More Sophisticated Transition Planning Needed for Foster Youth with Complex Needs
Youth who age out of foster care face obstacles like homelessness, unemployment and poverty. Think about how much harder it is for young people with complex needs like a chronic illness or an intellectual disability.