Opportunity Passport Helps Young People Exiting Foster Care Achieve Economic Gains

Blog Post

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s Opportunity Passport™ matched-savings program supports young people who are transitioning from foster care into adulthood by helping them secure employment and increase their financial capability. Yet, the economic progress that a young person experiences varies by their race, ethnicity and group placement or foster care placement history, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

December 4, 2017

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The Economic Well-Being of Youth Transitioning From Foster Care

Opportunity Passport Participant Survey Results Show Employment Helps Many Thrive

Report

This brief examines Opportunity Passport™ participant data to reveal the education and employment barriers that young people often face when leaving foster care. Readers will also learn how to design effective policies and practices that supply the resources, relationships and opportunities needed to help these young people successfully transition into adulthood.

December 4, 2017

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Self-Care Skills and Strategies for Foster Parents

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Like the children in their care, kin and foster parents need to find ways of experiencing strong feelings without becoming overwhelmed. They must also take care of themselves — physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually.

November 20, 2017

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