Summer Youth Leadership Adventure Program Opportunity! The North Cascades Institute's Youth Leadership Adventures program provides educational wilderness trips to engage high school students in the natural world through education, conservation and stewardship. Trips take place in North Cascades National Park and Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. During these courses students will learn how to canoe, camp, and backpack while completing service projects and receiving hands-on training in outdoor leadership, field science, communication skills and public speaking. For more information and to apply go to: http://ncascades.org/signup/youth/YLA.
The 2014-15 Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program application for new and renewal students is now open. For more information and to complete the application go to: http://www.independence.wa.gov/programs/etv.asp.
Foster Youth, Former Foster Youth, and the Affordable Care Act
FosterClub is conducting a short survey (2 to 5 minutes) about the Affordable Care Act (A.K.A. Obama Care) and its impact on foster youth. If you are under the age of 26, please take a few minutes to provide your feedback regarding this very important issue by going to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACAforfosteryouth.
Pregnant and Parenting Youth Peer Mentor Resource
Connections peer mentoring is provided by a former foster youth who was also a teen parent while in foster care. Read more...
YouTube Independent Living Program Video
Listen to youth from foster care who participate in the YMCA Independent Living (IL) program in King County share their experience about the skills they learn for transitioning into adulthood. Watch the video
Get contact information on IL programs in your area or to read more about Independent Living. Go to the Independent Living Program webpage
National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD) is a survey for foster youth to share how you're doing as you transition out of foster care. We need your input to help us get better at providing services.
The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program can help fund tuition, books, housing, transportation and other school-related costs.
Have a question about money, foster care laws, or how to qualify for more help?
Send us an email and we'll answer you within one business day.