Foster Nation engages and empowers the community to help foster youth aging out of the system become self-sufficient adults by providing financial resources, social support and mentorship.
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- LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge
CareerX gets foster youth career-ready, self-sufficient
CareerX is a mentorship program that helps foster youth develop life, social and professional skills in order to be self-sufficient after foster care. Youth aging out of the foster care system are at a clear disadvantage when it comes to higher educational attainment and finding a job that pays a realistic living wage with health benefits. Through CareerX, former foster youth will be matched with a career coach to develop the skills, social networks, and confidence they need to enter the workforce and adulthood with greater self sufficiency.
- LIVE ·2021 Grants Challenge
Help Foster Youth Students Address Food Insecurity
Foster Nation’s Meal Nation program fights food insecurity for LA’s most vulnerable population - older foster youth. Many students don’t have access to the food resources they relied on before campus closures, and they have also lost critical income due to impacts of the pandemic. We know that having a meal is essential to educational success. Our goal is to ensure foster youth have at least one meal a day for 30-60 days, and the know-how to access public benefits like CalFresh in order to help them meet their basic needs beyond this program.