Advocates/Volunteers working with youth ages 13-18
What is Fostering Futures?
It is a programs that the CASA Advocate will use to help prepare children in the foster care system for their future.
The youth will participate in activities and exercises to recognize their hopes and strengths, and to acknowledge their needs and difficulties. They will set short and long term goals for themselves, which, the Advocates that have completed the Fostering Futures training, have found particularly helpful in working with the youth.
The youth will learn useful life skills appropriate to needs such as; how to: to make a monthly budget, apply for rental housing, obtain health insurance, apply for higher education or vocational training, pay for this education, test to be admitted into higher education or training, schedule a medical appointment, shop for groceries, cook a meal, clean their living area, wash their clothes, get a driver’s license, find public transportation, navigate a map, apply for a job, check their credit or register to vote.
Click this link for more detail about, Fostering Futures Program In a Box.
These seemingly simply tasks become a nightmare when the child has been moved numerous times – it is a road map for failure. You can help change their future!