Two years ago, Shawn spent 6 weeks with our team at Catalyst – a six-week, residential program designed to help students who have experienced foster care successfully transition from high school to college.
When he arrived, Shawn was quiet, shy and unsure of what to expect. Today, he continues to engage with our staff through the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) program and is maintaining a 3.9 GPA as a junior at one of our state’s universities where he recently was admitted to the Social Work program.
One year ago, Alex wasn’t sure where to turn. She was without work and without housing when someone told her that Foster Success could help her. She found our office, met with our staff, and now she is in her own apartment, attending college, and is an active member of the Indiana Youth Advisory Board, providing a needed voice in our state to help ensure that other youth who age out of foster care have better access to resources than she did.
This month, 12 individuals are completing a financial literacy class to better understand savings, credit, debt, and the ins and outs of purchasing a car and signing a lease. These individuals join more than 200 others who have completed the Opportunity PassportTM program which has helped young adults who have aged out of foster care purchase a new car at a fair price, move into their first apartment, and continue their education.
These are a sample of the impact that your contribution allows us to make for the 22,000 teens and young adults who have aged out of Foster Care in Indiana.
Between now and the end of the year, your gift will make twice the impact. Thanks to the generous support from individual and corporate donors, we are able to match up to $25,000 in contributions made by December 31, 2020 to further advance our mission.