Toolkit for Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative Partners: Overview and Implementation Guide

Jun 5, 2010

The Initiative was created from a common vision held by these two foundations: that every youth aging out of foster care should have access to the opportunities and supports needed for a successful transition to adulthood. The vision was bold, especially considering that many youth in foster care lacked the basic supports that are available to most young people. In most states, when youth in foster care turn 18, they are discharged from the agency that served as their parent and suddenly are on their own. To make the vision a reality, the Initiative committed itself to bringing together people and resources to help youth and young adults make the connections they need for permanence, education, employment, housing, health care, and supportive personal and community relationships.

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