Fostering Youth Independence has been named certainly one of eight winners of the 2022 Getting older Out Institute Awards Program for its methods supporting youth after they age out of foster care.
The Getting older Out Institute Awards Program celebrates the optimistic impression and affect of organizations that work with youth who age out of foster care. The awards program helps AOI’s mission to establish and share award winners’ greatest practices with foster care professionals all through the world.
“Successful an AOI Nationwide Award is a major accomplishment. The functions are judged by friends who work within the area of kid welfare who assess every program primarily based on particular judging standards,” mentioned Lynn Tonini, founder and government director of Getting older Out Institute. “The applications that gained awards this 12 months are doing wonderful issues to assist youth getting older out of foster care. We’re extraordinarily happy that we’re in a position to present financial prizes once more this 12 months for the successful organizations to contribute towards their companies for his or her transition-age youth.”
This 12 months’s panel of judges included skilled practitioners within the area of foster care all through the nation. The seven judges on this 12 months’s program represented the successful organizations within the 2021 AOI Awards Program. These judges got here from Pennsylvania, Arizona, Indiana, California, Massachusetts and Florida.
Santa Clarita-based Fostering Youth Independence was among the many winners of $40,000 prizes within the Small Group or Program class.
“FYI is past thrilled to have been chosen for an AOI award,” mentioned Carolyn Olsen, FYI’s co-founder and government director. “The $40,000 prize will make such a huge effect by rising our capability to serve youth. It’s an honor to be acknowledged by a nationwide group for our methods to equip foster youth to turn into profitable, unbiased adults. We’re proud to have been chosen by peer judges, and sit up for collaborating with different AOI organizations to enhance outcomes for youth getting older out of foster care.”
Getting older Out Institute is a 501(c)(3) group devoted to selling sources and methods that assist people and organizations assist youth getting older out of foster care. Extra details about Getting older Out Institute could be discovered on the AOI web site at www.agingoutinstitute.org. An summary of all of the award winners could be discovered at agingoutinstitute.org/2022-awards-program-winners.
FYI is a Santa Clarita-based nonprofit group that helps native foster youth who’ve aged out of the L.A. County foster care system with out being adopted or reunified with their start mother and father.
FYI addresses the srious challenges confronted by these youth, which embrace not ending highschool or pursuing larger schooling, homelessness and incarceration. FYI gives present and former foster youth, ages 16-25 years, a caring grownup “Ally” to supply the one-on-one steerage and encouragement they should full a post-secondary schooling, in addition to sources to assist these youth overcome previous traumas, full an schooling, achieve employment and turn into profitable, unbiased adults. FYI is at the moment serving 67 foster youth, nearly all of whom are attending Faculty of the Canyons.