New York’s Foster Youth Want Connection to Jobs, Survey Shows
An annual survey of foster youth in New York City found continued demand for connections to the working world, and more teens getting help with job skills. The 2019 ACS Youth Experience Survey, conducted by the city’s Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), noted double digit increases in the percentage of youth who reported receiving job-related help.
California Fails to Comply with Federal Law Aimed at Improving Foster Youth’s Educational Stability
Despite a long history of supporting foster youth’s academic success, California failed to comply with a federal deadline requiring all states to submit plans on how to pay for those students’ transportation to school.
FosterEd Develops Web Program to Help Foster Youth Meet Academic Goals
Foster youth have numerous adults in their lives responsible for acting in their best interests — from teachers and caregivers to social workers and mental health providers. But keeping all of these adults on the same page to ensure that foster youth meet their educational goals can be challenging, according to Michelle Traiman, director of FosterEd.