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For most youth in foster care, these are uncertain times.  For those youth in foster care, and those aging out, it is important to work on a plan to make sure they travel successfully (and safely) to life on their own.


The Foster Club just released their new, free publication the "Transition Toolkit." It was developed by youth in foster care but is applicable to all youth.


The FosterClub’s Transition Toolkit is designed to help foster youth and their teams of adult supporters take inventory of current assets, identify resources, and map out a plan for the challenges after foster care.


It’s exciting to see youth friendly tools to help young people take control and let their journeys begin!

In the September 2010 Bureau of Labor Statics “Spotlight on Statistics Back to College” report states:


“All of the increase in employment over the past two decades has been among workers who have taken at least some college classes or who have associate or bachelor's degrees—and mostly among workers with bachelor's degrees… In contrast, the number of employed people with only a high school diploma or without a high school diploma has remained steady or decreased.”


The spotlight has charts and graphs which make a clear correlation between college education and earnings.


So, is it that simple?  What about the hardest to serve young people?  How can we assist them with going AND Staying in college so they too may benefit?