Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative is a national and state-based effort that believes every young person leaving foster care should have the family connections, opportunities and support needed for a successful transition to adulthood.

The organization:

Sponsors Success Beyond 18, a campaign that advances policies and practices to help young adults who are transitioning out of foster care get on track for successful adulthoods.

Builds young people’s personal and financial assets by engaging them in self-advocacy and leadership opportunities and using Opportunity Passport’s matched savings and financial education tools.

Develops practice, policy and evaluation tools to improve young people’s opportunities and assets.

Advances the child welfare field’s understanding of neuroscience and brain research to encourage implementation of more effective programs and policies.

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222 South Central Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63105


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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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