Streets University is for young people that already exhibit a level of hustle, motivation and people or tech skills unlike their peers. What our instruction, activities, assignments and projects do is give those willing to learn; the freedom to work when they please; and not just earn minimum wage, but an income directly related to the amount of work they are willing to put in.
StopGap, Inc. provides a Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) available to all kids in the foster care system in Douglas County. Throughout the eight-week program the curriculum covers practical life-skills and addresses challenges unique to children in the foster care system.
or HOH, is an internship program that is established to assist 18 – 20 year old young adults who are in the process of or have previously aged out of the Kansas foster care system. During the six months, interns will be equipped with resources and support to further/complete their education, whether that be finishing high school, attaining a GED…
We give youth the support they need to meet the day-to-day demands of adult life. We pay for their Driver’s Education so they can learn to drive safely and legally and earn their license. Youth-led and adult-supported, RYAC provides mentors and professionals to teach life skills.
This qualitative study reports the findings of interviews with a diverse sample of 27 current and former foster youths in a Midwestern state (Kansas), focusing on the quantity and quality of independent living services received. (Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Sciences)
A resource guide for youth in northeast Kansas, this book (a downloadable PDF) describes benefits, services, and opportunities for young people aging out of foster care. The guide also details how to open a bank account, how to apply for a job, how to get an apartment, etc.
Our program is designed to equip and support local foster youth as they transition to independence. This program is focused on creating enduring supportive relationships with volunteers from the community that will commit to coaching and supporting foster youth during and following their transition out of foster care. Youthrive also offers financial education and a matched savings account (IDA).