‘Fostering Success’ Program Helps Adults Leaving Foster Care

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Gov. Matt Bevin has unveiled Fostering Success, a jobs-training program meant to help young adults transition out of foster care and into independent life.

Media outlets report that Fostering Success, announced Tuesday, places youths ages 18 to 23 years old in a 10-week office job at a local branch of the Kentucky Department for Community Based Service. Participants will work full time for $10 an hour and gain computer and customer service skills.

At the end of the 10 weeks, they will meet with career and college counselors to prepare for independent living outside of foster care. The labor cabinet will also work to connect participants to new jobs.

Bevin says Fostering Success is the first of many reforms to transform the state’s foster system.