The Keys to Your Financial Future Curriculum

The Foundation's Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative offers a comprehensive financial education curriculum aimed at helping youth from foster care grow their financial aptitude and make better financial decisions.

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Preparing for the Road Ahead

Helping Young People Transition from Foster Care to Adulthood

Report

This report reflects on the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s vision for building on its successes to help youth and young adults thrive socially, emotionally, financially, intellectually and physically.

August 16, 2016

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Achieving Authentic Youth Engagement: Core Values & Guiding Principles

National Summit on Authentic Youth Engagement

Report

This two-page fact sheet presents the three core values and related guiding principles that the Jim Casey Youth Opportunity Initiative believes young people in foster care need to truly have a say in planning their own future. The key to making it work? Authentic partnerships with adults.

August 12, 2014

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LGBTQ in Child Welfare

A Systematic Review of the Literature

Report

This comprehensive review identifies and synthesizes literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in America’s child welfare system. It shares individual publication summaries as well as common themes and best practices for child welfare professionals and policymakers dedicated to building brighter futures for LGBTQ youth.

September 22, 2016

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Youth Count

Exploring How KIDS COUNT Grantees Address Youth Issues

Report

This report examines how 12 KIDS COUNT grantees are working to advance policies and practices for older youth. It draws on interviews and document reviews to identify common issues, challenges and strategies related to pushing the youth advocacy agenda forward across the country.

July 29, 2005

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Transitions

Building Better Lives for Youth Leaving Foster Care

Report

This report aims to understand how Arizona’s foster care youth are faring during their transition to independent living. It shares feedback from current and former foster care youth across Arizona and outlines key findings and recommendations aimed at bolstering support and services for youth exiting care.  

September 4, 2004

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Jim Casey Initiative Names Young Fellows From 12 States

Blog Post

The Annie E. Casey Foundation recently named 12 new Jim Casey Young Fellows, who will be trained in leadership and advocacy skills to help inform the philanthropy's efforts to improve outcomes for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

October 11, 2016

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