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Transition from Foster Care

For teenagers who have been living in foster care, the transition to life outside of care presents many new and often daunting experiences. These young adults may face challenges as they search for affordable housing, pursue higher education or training, look for jobs, manage on tight budgets, take care of their health needs, and much more. 

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Know Your Rights - Aging Out of Foster Care

This video informs youth being discharged from or signing themselves out of foster care with important resource information to find appropriate housing options.

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Why go to College?

This video provides motivational advice from individuals that were the first in their families to attend college and/or had little support to get there.  

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Workforce GPS

Sponsored by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Workforce GPS is an interactive online communication and learning technical assistance (TA) platform that was designed to communicate with and build the capacity of the public workforce investment system to develop and implement innovative approaches to workforce and economic development in the 21st Century economy. This website, which offers resources and peer-to-peer connections, supplements other TA provided by ETA's national and regional staff to help the public workforce system, education professionals, and business.

On Workforce GPS you will find:

  • A committed community of public workforce system stakeholders;
  • TA resources, online learning opportunities, and space to connect and collaborate with peers on topics that interest you;
  • A tool for all your TA tools as you search, save, share, and navigate to success today!

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Youth in Care Corner and Videos

Are YOU a youth in care wondering about the possibility of going to college? Do you have questions that need answers?

This corner is for youth in out-of-home placement and specifically addresses your needs in exploring a higher education. Wherever you may be in your educational journey this site has the answers that you need! This includes everything from the application process, what to expect in college or training, all the way to paying for college. This site is set up to help you communicate with others who have been in foster care and have successfully made it to college and even graduated. You can hear stories of their journeys and learn from firsthand experiences. Youth in care, we care for you! Let the journey begin!

Also check out Youth in Care's videos, posters and podcasts.

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council