Foster Care News and Notes for October

Below are good articles and information regarding foster care, foster youth, and emancipated foster youth. We have gleaned these articles and stories from around the Nation and World  to inspire, raise awareness and recruit for warriors in the fight against abuse and neglect.

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL

Job Hurdle After Foster Care – This article shares the tough odds facing former foster youth as they enter the employment market.

Foster Youth makes a plea for a family and the story goes viral – Read about Davion and his amazing courage to make a please for a forever family in a church service.

An Opinion on how to break the cycle of youth homelessness in Canada – A good opinion read about making changes to the outcomes for former foster youth by engaging today!

Students in foster care face achievement gap – SA recent study highlights the performance gaps of foster youth due to a variety of factors outside of their control.

Entrepreneurship can help foster youth beat the odds – This engaging story – The World Bank believes entrepreneurship should be a career option for all opportunity youth — foster kids included — between the ages of 16 and 24 whom are not enrolled in school nor participating in the labor market

LOCAL

Bakersfield teen formely in foster care mentors local teens in similar situation  This story highlights a former foster youth now mentoring others. The program is apart of the 11th Annual Independent City event, which teaches teenagers who are in foster care about living on their own.

 

ABOUT COVENANT

Covenant Community Services, Inc. (Covenant) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) social service organization serving foster children, former foster youth and their families in Kern County and through replication efforts, the United States and the world.  Covenant provides hope to foster children, former foster youth and families through a diverse and creative team of dedicated individuals. At Covenant, our purpose is transformation of lives and thus our community.  Covenant meets the needs of “hurting and hopeless” children/youth and families through partnerships with local churches, community-based organizations, individuals and businesses. Covenant exists to transform our community with the love and hope one child at a time!