A study by The Center for an Urban Future documents the alarming number of young people aging out of New York City’s foster care system that are unemployed. And an unacceptably high number of foster care alumni go from being minor to adult wards of the state.
This major new study by The Center for an Urban Future reveals that an alarming share of young people who age out of New York City’s foster care system is failing to obtain and hold on to jobs, and that part of the problem is that the city government and foster care agencies are either not adequately focused on providing workforce preparation services to these youngsters or not equipped to do so. The study concludes that these dismal employment outcomes are a leading reason why an unacceptably large number of foster care alumni go from being minor wards of the state to adult wards of the state.
Original Article: Fostering Careers