More than 20,000 young adults, ages 18-21, age out of foster care every year with little to no support. These youth are at increased risk of poor educational outcomes, homelessness, and unemployment. Many become vulnerable parents whose children end up being placed in foster care continuing the hopeless cycle. We can break this cycle when we encourage these young adults by walking along side them as they transition out of foster care.
HOW YOU CAN SERVE AGING OUT YOUTH:
BECOME A MENTOR
Foster teens need men and women of Christ to come along side them and provide love, support and encouragement when they get overwhelmed with the stresses of becoming an independent adult. Help them learn needed skills to become a productive adult.
PROVIDE AGING OUT ASSISTANCE
When foster youth move out into their own apartment or into a dorm as they begin their transition out of foster care there is often a great need for support in tangible ways.
• Provide needed furniture for their home such as a chest of drawers, sofa, or desk and chair.
• Household Cleaning Basket
• School Supply Care Basket
• Hygeine Care Basket
• Laptop for School
“Sometimes we don’t realize what a difference we make in the life of children but I was fortunate enough to witness what a difference you made when a Bible was placed in a young man’s care bag.”
“With a sincere heart he looked at me and said “you know I haven’t believed in God in a while and I haven’t felt like obeying him but I think I need to start reading this (referring to the Bible) because God is real and he saved me tonight."
St. Clair County, AL