An important piece of Foster Progress's advocacy work is providing trainings to youth and groups interested in supporting youth from foster care in their transition into adulthood. We have impacted hundreds of foster parents, youth, and caseworkers through these workshops, equipping them with the tools necessary to support youth's success in college and beyond.
Too often, youth start with high aspirations for college and career but lack the knowledge to make it happen. Foster Progress empowers youth through workshops on Financial Aid and College Access and Success.
For Foster Parents
Foster Progress comes alongside foster parents as they launch their youth into the world, hoping for success. We teach foster parents how to create a "college-going culture" at home, how to support youth's academic success throughout primary and secondary school, and how to help youth navigate college access and financial aid.
Caseworkers and others in the DCFS world dedicate their careers to keeping youth in foster care safe. They too desire success for youth from care in their transition to adulthood. Foster Progress provides the necessary training to understand the college access and financial aid processes so workers can be the best support possible.
For Colleges and Universities
We teach higher education professionals best practices for supporting youth from foster care in this precarious time.
CountDown to 21 Financial Literacy Training
Our staff is certified to provide youth in foster care with the "Get Real" Countdown to 21 Financial Literacy that all youth ages 19-21 are required to take.