1 – Overview
What if CASAs could help their CASA teen begin to take control of their journey to adulthood as early as age 13 as the search for permanency continues?
Foster teens – especially those who have been in foster care for several years – learn to “go with the flow” as others dictate their schedule, their court visits and appointments. While they may look ahead to “freedom,” they would benefit from sense of control over their future.
Foster Club created a Foster Youth Transition Tool Kit to help youth prepare to age out – but we think this Tool Kit could help CASA and CASA teens youth gain skills and needed resources even if they don’t age out.
This tool kit organizes this work into 10 categories: Finance & Money Management, Job & Career, Life Skills, Identity, Education, Self Care & Health, Housing, Transportation, Community, Culture & Social Life and Permanence.
This “subway” map illustrates the types of stops needed in each of the categories. (Click on the picture above to see full size or print.) Our CASA Roadmap seeks to provide education and resources for CASA and youth to take action in each of these.