JOIN US IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE
As an employer and mentor, you can help to prepare young adults for the professional world by providing them with a chance to acquire valuable professional experience. By joining our network, you will greatly increase the chances of employment within the foster care youth.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 52% of foster youth are unemployed at the age of 21
- 62% will be unemployed 12-18 months after aging out from the foster care system
- The median yearly income at age 21 will be $5,450
- 25% of former foster youth nationwide reported that they had been homeless within 2 to 4 years of exiting foster care.
BE PART OF A NETWORK OF BUSINESSES THAT CARE!
Our programs gives your company the opportunity to make a real difference in your community.
Every year, 25,000 young people between the ages of 18 and 21 must leave foster care. Most have experienced maltreatment, abuse and neglect. The lack of love, guidance and care makes it difficult to suddenly live independently and figure out on their own how to do what the foster care system was set up to do for them—feed, clothe, and house them. Many will simply “age out” of the system when they turn 18, without a family
and without the skills to make it on their own. Thankfully, all foster children have the possibility to attend college, however, due to a lack of guidance many won’t. At the age of 18, these young adults will have nowhere to go. They have no one else to rely on but themselves to get income and find housing.
This is the harsh reality of young adults that have as they call it “aged out” from the foster care system, after often been neglected and abused throughout their youth.
The Internship Project has been created to gap a real need among foster care youth.
We believe that together we can make a real difference in the lives if many young future professionals.
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