Rimy and Julie Show Programs Work
More than 84 young people applied to be part of the Opportunity Passport™ program this year. We were thrilled that so many young adults wanted to learn about financial literacy and understand savings, credit, debt and the ins and outs of purchasing a car and signing an apartment lease. However, with current funding, space was limited to only 21 participants.
Rimy and Julie are two past-participants of the program and show that it can make a significant difference in the lives of young adults. Julie noted “The program overall gave me the motivation and resources I need to be financially successful and I appreciate the opportunity given to me.”
Rimy also completed the program, which provided a monetary match to help her purchase a car. She extended her involvement with Foster Success and became an advocate for other foster youth by becoming an active member of the Indiana Youth Advisory Board (IYAB) and participating in Indiana Department of Child Services’ workgroups including consulting on the Peer Navigator Program, and as a LEx Leader with Foster Club, a Youth-Adult Consultant with the Center for the States, a Constituent Consultant with the Casey Family Programs and co-founder of Raising Resilience. She became such an amazing voice for foster youth that we hired her!
Foster Success is seeing increased demand for services from young people like Rimy and Julie. The impact we have on our young adults is a direct result of you. Your support leads to education, promising jobs and growth for Indiana’s teens and young adults as they transition out of foster care.
Our fiscal year-end is approaching and we want to ensure we have the greatest impact possible. Please consider donating by end of the day, June 30, so that we may continue to provide programs and support participants like Rimy and Julie. Never underestimate your investment of just $20 in supporting Foster Success’ young people.