Achieving healthy and productive lives for transition age youth in foster care.

Foster youth between the ages of 16 and 24 are particularly vulnerable, as they transition into adulthood and age out of the child welfare system. Typically, they have few supportive adults in their lives and limited access to college and career options. Despite these barriers, they are resilient and can make the transition if given the opportunity. We work with partners to ensure that youth who are aging out of the child welfare system become self-sufficient and thriving adults.

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How Policy Affects Our Communities: Encouraging Findings from the California Youth Transitions to Adulthood Study (CalYOUTH)

Young people in extended foster care were more likely thank those who had left care to be enrolled in school full time, and they were less likely than those who had left to experience food insecurity, to have couch surfed, and to have been convicted of a crime since their last interview.


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to support the Graham Support Lead and Achieve Model (Graham SLAM) program in improving college and career pathways for foster youth in New York City.

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