DID YOU KNOW?
Despite emerging supports, states are struggling to meet the needs of older foster youth, and many teens, not seeing any advantage to staying in care, voluntarily “age out” at 18 or after high school graduation even though very few of them are capable of establishing a successful independent life without family or community support.
YTIA provides the support TEAM youth need to go from Dependence on the "system" to INDEPENDENCE
YOUTHS: YTIA has published two booklets to help youths develop a transition plan and both are available to youths for free. These booklets are provided during a youth's "Circle of Support" or at the one-day "Aging Out" seminars sponsored by PAL. If you haven't gotten these booklets but want them, just send us a contact "Contact Us" and request one or both, or give us a call at (210) 256-1888. We'll send them right out!
WANT TO SPONSOR OUR NEXT PUBLICATION? YTIA has three other booklets in the works. If you would like to support this effort, please consider making a donation. Simply send your contribution, earmarked for "Publications" to: YTIA, Post Office Box 29256, San Antonio, Texas 78229, or donate on-line through our "Make a Difference" page. Thanks.
"The Beatles’ John Lennon, Apple's Steve Jobs, actress Marilyn Monroe and the Baltimore Ravens' Michael Oher, Eddie Murphy, and Ice T all spent time in foster care?"
“When you age out, there’s no more state caring for you," "That’s what it felt like. For a lot of kids, there’s a sense of community or security with your case worker or foster home. But once your case is dismissed, that’s it.”
“Every child, no matter what the circumstances into which they are born, deserves the same loving support, encouragement and resources as our own children.”