The purpose of this project was to partner with a host agency, locate a potential funding source, and write a grant to obtain funding for a youth mentorship program. The program assists male foster youth during their transition into adulthood after exiting the child welfare system. A literature review was conducted in order to examine the history of child welfare, challenges and outcomes faced by foster youth, disproportionality within the foster care system, males involved in the juvenile justice system, and programs currently in place for transitional age youth. The mentorship program will be located in Olive Crest Agency group homes throughout Perris, California. The program consists of education, mentoring, as well as promoting resiliency and self-sufficiency skills to improve youth's quality of life after exiting the child welfare system. The actual submission or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.
|Commitee:||Glezakos, Agathi, Jennings, Lisa|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Challenges and risk factors, Child welfare, Foster youth and mentors, Transitional age youth|
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