We believe that too many of our students have been removed from their homes and placed in institutional settings to address their educational and social and emotional challenges. C.B. Community Schools is a successful model for prevention and diversion from institutional placement. We provide our students with the resources and skills to be successful in their communities.
Youth Collaboratory has prioritized working with youth in the foster care system as one of our focus areas and has talked with our members and partners who are serving these youths to compile resources that can help address the needs of mentoring programs across the country. Based on that work, Youth Collaboratory offers this toolkit of hands-on, concrete tools and…
Project Hope strives to match current and former foster youth, as well as, other at-risk youth from the community, ages 13-21, with a positive, caring adult in the community to coach them in daily living activities, be a listening ear, introduce them to new opportunities, empower them to make responsible decisions, and spend time pursuing activities of shared interest.
PPC annually compiles State of Child Welfare data to gauge the performance of Pennsylvania’s child welfare system in meeting the needs of the children and families the system serves. We gather comprehensive data for each of the 67 counties, including information on foster care placements, children leaving or re-entering foster care and efforts to reunify children with parents or relatives.
EDSI (Educational Data Systems, Inc.) is a national workforce development, talent solutions and consulting company with a passion for helping people and companies in transition. EDSI works with regions, employers and jobseekers to overcome their most challenging obstacles.
Temple University’s Employment Connections for Opportunity Youth (ECOY) Program will serve 17-21 year old youth who have aged or are currently aging out of Foster Care. ECOY provides a comprehensive approach to college and career connectedness that include opportunities to exploration career options and exposure to career/college pathways.
This study examined youths’ experiences with the transitional planning process and the degree to which the plan mitigated homelessness after emancipation. Participants were 10 youths age 18 to 21 who emancipated from the Department of Human Services, Children and Youth in Philadelphia, PA.