transition age youth
Study Shows Link Between Federal Support and Improved Outcomes After Foster Care
Although states across the country now offer federally funded housing, job training and educational opportunities for foster youth after age 18, a new report reveals that stable housing, supportive family and social connections and access to college “remain beyond reach for too many young people with foster care experience.”
We Must Help Foster Youth at Tax Time
Filing taxes could mean hundreds or thousands of dollars in tax refunds for transition age youth, including those who have been in foster care or homeless. In California, the federal and state Earned Income Tax Credit programs are the largest income transfer programs, lifting millions of people out of deep poverty.
A New Data Portal Will Track Outcomes for Transition Age Foster Youth in California
California has a new tool for tracking and assessing newly public, anonymous data about the outcomes for youth aging out of foster care.
Nonprofit Lucks Out With $1 Million Windfall From ‘Celebrity Wheel of Fortune’
National child welfare provider Youth Villages learned Sunday night it would receive $1 million from "Celebrity Wheel of Fortune."
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.
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.