Transition Age Youth

Connecting the Dots: Working across Systems to Improve Postsecondary Outcomes for Youth in State Care

In Rhode Island, the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) offers the Post Secondary Education Tuition Assistance Program for DCYF-involved youth to receive up to 35 percent of the cost of college. 

Federal Schedule A Hiring Authority Fact Sheet: Tips for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities Interested in Starting a Career with the Federal Government

The Schedule A hiring authority (Schedule A) is one of the paths that can greatly benefit youth and young adults with disabilities who have an interest in a career with the Federal government.

Got Transition? Six Core Elements for Improving the Transition From Pediatric To Adult Health Care

Got Transition has updated the clinical resources on transition from pediatric to adult health care. The Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition (Version 2.0) defines the basic components of transition support. Got Transition also launched its redesigned website, www.GotTransition.org.

Department of Education Opportunity: Performance Partnership Pilots for Disconnected Youth

The following blog post originally appeared on the Department of Education’s website.

Financial Empowerment Toolkit

Financial Empowerment ToolkitAccording to the White House, more than 400,000 children are in the U.S. foster care system, and more than 100,000 children are waiting to be adopted. Every year, 23,000 of these youth age out of foster care without a permanent placement.

Planning for Future Evaluations of Independent Living Programs for Youth in Foster Care

New briefs from ACF highlight three types of developmental assets youth need for success in adulthood and ways the foster care system can facilitate their preparation.

MyMoney.Gov: Expanding Financial Education and Access

The Financial Literacy and Education Commission (FLEC)'s financial literacy education website, www.MyMoney.gov has enhanced interactive features and utility to provide more resources to Americans seeking information that can inform their personal financial decisions. This enhanced online offering is just one of the many steps the Administration is taking to expand financial education and access.

Training Young Adults How To Save At Work

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and America Saves are collaborating nationally to promote saving at work for young adults.

Youth in Foster Care Stay Active and Connected

The Transition to Adult Living program began in 2011 in Utah as a way to provide young people with assistance as they transition from foster care to adult living. The program helps young adults find housing, employment, on-the-job training, crisis support and medical and mental health care as they age out of the foster care system, and provides youth with mentoring, self-esteem building, personal future planning, caregiver and family networking, education and training in basic life-skills.

Soft Skills to Pay the Bills

Soft skills are everyday interpersonal skills that job seekers need to succeed on the job. They include communicating clearly and appropriately, remembering work directions, working well with others, and knowing how to solve problems.