Support Youth Transitioning into Adulthood


(36.54865,-82.56058)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

310 Shelby StreetKingsport, TN 37660


About

Become a Fostering Futures CASA to work with youth between the ages of 14 - 21 as they transition to adulthood.

Each year, at least 25,000, if not more, young people must leave foster care if they do not take advantage of extension of foster care services. Taking advantage of extension services is entirely voluntary. Many youth decline the services as they want to be out of the system and move on with their life. Unfortunately, for some that decline the services, they end up homeless, unemployed and in the criminal justice system. These youth have experienced maltreatment and lived with instability and are often not prepared to suddenly live independently and have to figure things out on their own - in other words, how to do what foster care did for them - feed, clothe, and house them. Aging out of foster care without a permanent home is the highest-risk outcome for a foster youth.

The focus of Fostering Futures is to improve outcomes for older and emanciipating youth, 14-21 years of age, served by CASA Volunteers. If you desire to work with older chidlren, this opportunity is for you!

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year commitment as a CASA Volunteer
  • Must complete Core CASA Training prior to Fostering Futures Training

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