The transition from foster care to adulthood can be a challenge as these young adults navigate the complexities of society on their own. At the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, our Foster Youth Strategic Initiative seeks to support foster youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are in and transitioning out of the child welfare system, also known as transition age youth. Despite the barriers transition age youth face, they are resilient and can make the transition if provided the necessary support.
We’re pleased to share a Foundation-funded documentary, “Congratulations, You’re On Your Own: Life After Foster Care,” which features inspiring stories from young people about life after foster care in Los Angeles. Directed by filmmaker Michael Nes, this film takes an intimate look at the real-life stories of several young people who have recently aged out of foster care. Nes’ insightful and moving documentary explains how children enter the foster care system, what happens while they are there, and the challenges they face as they transition out.