Never Too Old for a Full Backpack
As I got older and eventually entered college, I realized support was not something I could rely on forever, writes Alex Guerrero.
Plant the Seeds of Success
All it takes is just a little notice, a glance, and a bit of water to prove that not every plant is so defeatable. I like to think that we, foster youth, are the same way, writes Loe Renee.
More Mental Health Resources, Less Police
Policing in mental health cases have been harmful when foster youth are in need of support and trauma-informed services, says Tasha Matthews.
Guidance Process Finally Underway for Housing After Foster Care Program
What No One Told You About Aging Out and Exiting the Juvenile Justice System
Young people who leave the child welfare or juvenile justice systems often face significant challenges, writes Deddtrease Edwards.
The New Year’s Cliff for California Foster Care Requires a Community Solution
On New Year's Day, Serita Cox of iFoster writes, thousands of older youth in California foster care will age out the system. The community must come together to help.
Child Welfare Ideas from the Experts
The Imprint is highlighting each of the policy recommendations made this summer by the participants of the Foster Youth Internship Program (FYI), a group of 11 former foster youths who have completed congressional internships.
She Wrote the Book on Surviving Foster Care as a Black Kid
Ángela Quijada-Banks wants to make sure no one ages out of foster care like she did. When she left North Carolina’s foster care system as a teen, she had to scramble to find housing, just days before the start of her college classes.
‘The Forgotten Students’: Report Calls on Congress to Help Hard-hit Foster Youth on Campus
The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening to crush the college dreams of thousands of people who will soon be aging out of foster care, and Congress must take urgent steps to avoid these devastating outcomes, according to a report being released this week.