Upcoming Webinars

    December 3, 2019
    1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

    One of the services Foster Forward provides is a program called Real Connections. Real Connections seeks to help stabilize youth currently in the foster care system by matching them with vetted and appropriate mentors who will guide them through the nuances of building adult relationships and setting life goals regarding education, employment, and offer emotional support Prospective mentors can come from the youths existing network or as a recruit from the community.

    The structure of our award winner webinars is Question & Answer. Rather than giving a presentation about their program, the representative from Foster Forward will field questions that attendees have about the program. We ask that all participants read the AOI Strategy Paper on the Real Connections program before attending the webinar. This will give you all the basic information about their program. Then, during the webinar, attendees can ask more specific questions to dig into even more details about the program.

    AOI will send you the webinar access information a day or two before the webinar.

    December 17, 2019
    1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

    UCR’s Office of Foster Youth Services (OFYSS) provides a network of resources to students who are transitioning from the foster care system to adulthood to facilitate their successful pursuit of higher education. The program draws on the resources, strength, and support of the campus and community to provide current and former foster youth (aged 16-24) with a comprehensive college experience and the opportunity to realize their full potential. The Guardian Scholars Program, which is housed within OFYSS, offers additional academic and emotional support services to youth who have aged out of foster care, including access to on-campus year-round housing, individual mentoring, mental health resources, life literacy and leadership seminars, career development internships, scholarship assistance, and bi-weekly community and cultural enrichment activities.

    The structure of our award winner webinars is Question &Answer. Rather than giving a presentation about their program, the representative from the University of California, Riverside will field questions that attendees have about the program. We ask that all participants read the AOI Strategy Paper on UCR’s Guardian Scholars program before attending the webinar. This will give you all the basic information about their program. Then, during the webinar, attendees can ask more specific questions to dig into even more details about the program.

    AOI will send you the webinar access information a day or two before the webinar.

    Past Webinars

    AOI members can view past webinar recordings by downloading them from the AOI Library section of the membership site.