The Fostering Futures program engages CASA volunteers as advocates for and advisers to foster youth ages 14 – 21. The program is built around the framework of the Fostering Connections to Success Act, to help youth identify supportive, lifelong adult connections, and to develop specific plans for their transition to become independent, successful adults. A key principle of the training and work with older youth is the “possible selves” model, based on research out of the University of Michigan, to help young people achieve their full potential.
This is a great opportunity for advocates serving transition age youth and for those considering taking a case in the future. Breakfast and Lunch (lunch from Chipotle) provided.