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Next Week, Thousands of Foster Youth Will Age Out on the Same Day


Next Week, Thousands of Foster Youth Will Age Out on the Same Day

Champions for young adults in foster care say that as many as 18,000 could age out of the system next week when a federal moratorium expires.

Bill Would Double Spending on Youth Homelessness, Focus More on Prevention


Ready or Not, There They Go

In coming years, Washington's Department of Children, Youth, and Families will work to get transition-age youth ready to exit state systems.


Youth-Led Group Builds Tiny Home Village to Fight California’s Homelessness Crisis

The art-drenched village for 18-23 year olds features 26 tiny homes and two large yurts that serve as a communal living room and kitchen.


How a Special Curriculum Focuses on the Unique Needs of Foster Youth Entering the Workforce

In Los Angeles County, a unique philanthropic arrangement helped a group of local nonprofits build one of the country’s only specialized curriculum designed to help foster youth gain a solid foothold in the workforce.


Facing Rising Homelessness, Los Angeles Adds Hundreds of Beds for Older Foster Youths

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to boost housing options for transition-age foster youth at its meeting on Tuesday. Two separate investments totaling nearly $9.4 million will open up 237 transitional beds for foster youth at the greatest risk of homelessness over the next year.


iFoster’s AmeriCorps Program Earns National Prize

  A new California workforce program that has offered transition-age foster youth paid service work as part of the state’s AmeriCorps program has already garnered national recognition. Last week, iFoster, the Truckee, California, nonprofit that helped develop the Transition-Age Youth (TAY) AmeriCorps program, was recognized with the “Best New AmeriCorps Program” award from the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers AmeriCorps.


    Why Oregon Should Expand the Reach of Independent Living Programs for Foster Youth

    When I was 17, my bike was stolen. It was a pretty difficult situation for me. The year before, I had entered foster care with my 7-year-old sister. I depended on my bike to get me to my first job, which wasn’t very close to the foster home where my sister and I had been placed.


    Financial Aid Strings are a One-Way Ticket Out of College for Foster Youth

    Later this month, I’ll walk across the stage and receive my associate degree from Santa Ana College. After that, I’ll transfer to the University of California, Riverside, with the goal of one day becoming a professor.

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    Why Aren’t Older Foster Youth Extending Stay in Care?   

    The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, once a standalone entity and now part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, has released a compendium of data on foster youth ages 14 to 21, a group that makes up about 25 percent of the overall foster youth population.