Report

Drawing on 15 years’ worth of Opportunity Passport™ participant survey data, the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative reflects on its many successes and underscores its vision to help young people transitioning from foster care thrive in the areas of permanence, education, employment, financial capability, housing, physical and mental health and social capital.

August 16, 2016

In This Report, You’ll Learn

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    How the Jim Casey Initiative is helping young people in foster care achieve critical milestones in permanence, education, employment, financial capability, housing, physical and mental health and social capital.

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    How the Jim Casey Initiative integrates young people’s voices into every part of its work.

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    How the Jim Casey Initiative collaborates with national and local partners, policymakers and young people to create conditions that improve outcomes for youth transitioning to adulthood.

Key Takeaway

The Jim Casey Initiative is empowering young people in foster care by giving them a voice

The Jim Casey Initiative is transforming the discussion around young people in foster care, specifically those transitioning to adulthood without a connection to a permanent family. This once-invisible population is now often at the top of the national and state legislative agendas, and Jim Casey Initiative sites operate in 17 states, serving more than 3,000 young people in 2015 alone. Most importantly, these young people are crucial voices in the fight for the social, emotional, academic and physical well-being of youth in foster care around the country.

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