Employment Aid for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: Extending One-Stop Career Centers To Include a Division for Foster Care Youth.

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Every year thousands of children are discharged from the foster care system and find themselves ill prepared for the responsibility of adulthood. Providing enhanced employment opportunities to both current and former foster care youth will allow them to become economically self-sufficient and therefore have an improved transition from foster care. This Note proposes that states incorporate a foster youth employment program in the one-stop career centers mandated by the Workforce Investment Act. Through this program, foster youth will be provided with the tools they need for success while maintaining control over their own future. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

Author-supplied keywords

  • AGE & employment
  • EMPLOYMENT & education
  • EMPLOYMENT (Economic theory)
  • FOSTER children
  • FOSTER home care
  • YOUTH -- Employment
  • aging out
  • aid
  • care
  • employment
  • foster
  • program
  • system
  • transition
  • youth

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  • Allison Henig

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