Like so many others, the ways in which we work with one another has changed this year, but the work which we do at Foster Success has not changed. 2020 provided challenges, but also provided the opportunity to let so many others know about our work while we maintained and strengthened our commitment to Indiana’s older foster youth this year.
- We launched two new programs – an Emergency Fund and Online Financial Modules
- With support from the Zotec Foundation, Anthem Inc, the United Way of Central Indiana, and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, we distributed more than $32,000 to 400+ older foster youth across Indiana through the new Emergency Fund.
- Supported more than 300 students as they navigated college – in person and online.
- With support from Chase Bank and PNC, we helped almost 50 older foster youth complete online financial education modules.
- Assisted 31 older foster youth purchase cars to help them maintain employment and attend school through our Opportunity Passport program.
- Connected with 120 young people through the Indiana Youth Advisory Board to help them navigate the ever-changing world of COVID-19 and hosted a virtual conference for 135 older foster youth, foster parents, and case managers.