2014 Summit on Youth Aging out of Foster Care

The 2014 National Summit on Youth Aging Out of Foster Care is being held at the University of Pennsylvania on May 29-30, 2014.

Registration is now open: http://www.sp2.upenn.edu/summit2014/index.html

The primary goal of the Summit on is to showcase the “promising programs/practices” by organizations that obtained positive results.

The summit provides a forum to highlight the services they are providing, and share what they are doing to reduce the negative outcomes older youth who age out of care often experience as they transition to adulthood. In turn, we hope to principally influence Philadelphia child welfare practice with older youth in care.

The Summit will address the outcome areas of employment, higher education, housing, and assets/economics, all areas where emerging adults who have aged out of foster care often struggle. How to conduct research/evaluation in these areas so that “promising practices” can become “evidence based” will also be explored.

The Summit is intended for practitioners, researchers, advocates, lawmakers, students, and current and former youth in care. Space is limited so register early!

If you are an agency that serves foster youth and there are youth who would like to attend, please email Johanna Greeson (jgreeson@sp2.upenn.edu) for information about financial assistance.