In 2008, of the nearly 500,000 youth in foster care, nearly 30,000 of these youth between the ages of 18 and 21 emancipated from foster care. Transitional age youth are faced with numerous obstacles and poor outcomes. They do not have the continuing source of support needed for self-sufficiency. The purpose of this project was to develop a program for transitional age youth in foster care (ages 18–25), identify potential funding sources, and to complete a grant application to fund this program for youth served by a non-profit agency called Next Steps. The grant writer selected the Dwight Stuart Youth Foundation for funding the proposed program. The program is designed to provide emancipating African American youth in foster care with housing assistance, job training resources, additional independent living skills, and mental health counseling. Actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||African American Studies, Black studies, Social work|
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