Event - March 2012
Video: Improving Employment Outcomes for Young People Aging Out of NYC’s Foster Care System
As many as half of the young people who age out of New York City's foster care system each year fail to obtain and hold onto jobs. This failure to connect—and stay connected—to the world of work is one of the key reasons why an alarmingly high number of former foster youth end up incarcerated, in homeless shelters or on public assistance. This conference aimed to draw attention to this often-neglected issue and spark a broader discussion among policymakers, advocates and stakeholders about the challenges that foster youth in NYC face in accessing jobs after they age out of the system and how to develop achievable policy recommendations to address these problems.