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Comprehensive, Long-Term Supports for NYC Foster Youth
Time:3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Part III of “Helping Foster Youth Succeed” Series
This session will explore the need for comprehensive, long-term supports for youth in and out of foster care until age 25 in the areas of coaching, education, employment, and housing. We will hear from some remarkable young people, provider agencies, and the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) about the programs currently supporting this population and the need for a system-wide model so that all youth are given the opportunity to succeed.
- Hear directly from several young people who have gone through the foster care system. Topics will include the challenges they have faced and meaningful supports they have received in the areas of education, career development, and housing, with focus on the importance of coaching/adult support during periods of transition.
- Hear from ACS and agency providers about the best-practice program models that serve this population, the progress made in recent years, and plans to ensure comprehensive, effective supports system-wide.
AGENDA AND PANELISTS:
- Introduction: Katie Napolitano, Consultant
- Opening Remarks: David Hansell, Commissioner, NYC Administration for Children’s Services
- Youth Panel Moderator: Natasha Lifton, Senior Program Officer, The New York Community Trust
- Provider Presentations Moderator: Samantha Ender, Vice President and Program Officer, JP Morgan Private Bank
Provider agencies and topics:
- Education: HeartShare St. Vincent’s and The New York Foundling
- Coaching: Children’s Aid and Graham Windham
- Employment: Forestdale and Sheltering Arms
- Housing: Children’s Village and Good Shepherd Services
- System-wide initiatives: Julie Farber, Deputy Commissioner, Family Permanency Services, NYC Administration for Children’s Services