We are pleased to announce the launch of FosterU, a national movement of foster youth, supportive adults and professionals, policy makers, philanthropists and emerging voices within higher education working together to help our nation’s foster youth as they enter adulthood.
The bleak statistics that have defined life after foster care are no longer acceptable.
Radical change is possible, but it requires a collective commitment.
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Communication and collaborative tools let us combine our energy and expertise. Working together, FosterU will:
Speak directly to young people and provide them with critically important information, tools and connections
Mobilize a movement that recognizes foster youth as individuals who need targeted, personal support – not just a demographic group
Dispel outdated media ‘myths’ about youth aging out that do not reflect current and evolving policies, practices and solutions
Support the critical goal of shared information, resources and research. Too much time and funding are wasted in reinventing existing models
Increase capacity and best practices in volunteer-led, community-based efforts
Facilitate a state’s child welfare system, the higher education community and employers working together to forge a range of opportunities and options for youth to succeed