Works Wonders® Career readiness program for teens and young adults who have experienced foster care

The Works Wonders® career readiness program connects foster teens and young adults (ages 18-26) to meaningful employment and paid work experiences.

We want to partner with individuals who need:

  • Help finding a job
  • Training on the skills needed to get and keep a job
  • A career coach to help participants practice their skills and explore career
  • A paid work experience in a career field of interest
  • Access to High School Equivalency Programs
  • Access to a certificate, training, or college program


  • Young adults between the ages of 18-26 who have spent at least one day in foster care on or after their 14th birthday.
  • Must reside in one of the following counties:
  • Boone County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hancock County
  • Hendricks County
  • Johnson County
  • Marion County
  • Morgan County
  • Shelby County
  • A desire to explore career pathways and attain employment.
  • Complete the Tell us a little about yourself at the bottom of this page

The WorksWonders® Process.

  • Complete a 16-hour workshop and earn a completion stipend
  • Receive career coaching, build your resume, create a career portfolio
  • Get connected to employers through internships, job shadows, apprenticeships, direct placement into a career, and other career-building activities

Perks of the Program

  • Cash incentives for the successful completion of experiential learning opportunities ($100-$500)
  • Access to financial education modules
  • Foster Success swag
  • Path to a career you love!

Have other questions?
Contact Monika Mala
Chief Operating Officer

(o) 317.917.8940 ext. 103

Tell us a little about yourself:

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