Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
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.
Which Funders are Helping Foster Youth Age Out Successfully?
Aging out of foster care can be a difficult process. With little community support, former foster kids are more at risk for homelessness, arrest and incarceration, and failure to graduate from college.
Education and Child Welfare Advocates to Give Members of Congress Lesson on Students in Foster Care
On Tuesday Jan. 28th, the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education will hold two briefings on the educational achievement of students in foster care in Washington D.C. The briefings will explore the continued barriers to improving the educational outcomes of students in foster care, and offer some solutions that have been found on the state and local level.
Youth Services Insider: Caseys Pitch Title IV-E Reform
Youth Services Insider dropped in on a Capitol Hill briefing a week ago on a plan to restructure the federal IV-E foster care entitlement, which was proposed by Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) and Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.