In 2012, 36% of the nation’s young adults ages 18 to 31 were living in their parents’ home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. Past trauma and nonexistent, limited or strained support systems place foster youth at higher risk of unemployment, poor educational outcomes, health issues, early parenthood, long-term dependency on public assistance, increased rates of incarceration, and homelessness.
Here are 3 reasons that teens in foster care can benefit from Get Hired Toolbox: 30 Ways to Land the Job of Your Dreams ebook.
1. Teens in foster care needs jobs and in demand job skills to achieve economic security.
Get Hired Toolbox: 30 Ways to Land the Job of Your Dreams ebook help to level the playing field by exploring numerous job search strategies that are applicable for unemployed and under-employed youth.
2. Get Hired Toolbox: 30 Ways to Land the Job of Your Dreams ebook (that can be read on a Smart phone) allows teens in foster care to read wherever they may go and whenever they have time.
We all know that teens in foster care are often shuffled from temporary living arrangement to temporary living arrangement. School, case worker meetings, social worker meetings, therapy, court dates, independent living classes…foster youth have many demands on their time and may experience information overload as they strive for “independence” and “self-sufficiency.
3. Get Hired Toolbox: 30 Ways to Land the Job of Your Dreams ebook not only lists various resources but provides instruction on how to access them.
Some areas of the country have more resources available to support teens in foster care than other areas. Even in areas with more resources, teens may not know what is available and how to access them.
Nicki Sanders, MSW, Chief Visionary Officer The Teen Toolbox utilizes youth portfolio development and civic engagement and academic empowerment strategies to help teens set goals for life after high school and create a road map to reach those goals through its PACKAGED FOR SUCCESS™ Programs. We are committed to supporting and raising awareness about the needs and potential of teenagers in the foster care system. © Copyright Protected. ALL RIGHTS ARE RESERVED.