FOSTER YOUTH LAUNCH
Serves youth ages 14-21 years of age, by providing financial education and resources necessary for a successful transition into adulthood.
FYI offers bimonthly financial education meetings, one-on-one meetings, field trips and connection to community resources to youth in foster care system.
Financial meetings may cover subjects as budgeting, home rental application and purchasing a vehicle.
One-on-one meetings provide individualized education and guidance and may cover topics like resume building, job application, and goal setting. Field trips may include community college and university campus tours, work development agency visits and career fairs.
In addition to the concrete services FYL offers, the program also focuses on building soft skills like effective communication, personal responsibility and team work skills. FYL helps youth create and pursue financial, educational and career goals. The aim of the FYL is to equip foster youth with essential education and tools that prepare them for effective transition into adulthood.