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May 2003Vol. 4, No. 4Guides Help Youth in Foster Care Manage Their Money

Each year, approximately 20,000 young people "age out" of the foster care system in their late teens or early twenties. They are faced with the daunting tasks of finding a job and a place to live, not to mention managing their money. The Annie E. Casey Foundation and the National Endowment for Financial Education have teamed up to produce the Foster Youth Money Guide Series, which covers, in plain language, some of the financial information that every young person needs.

The series includes:

  • A two-part guide for youth ages 8 to 11: Money Pals: Being Cool with Cash.
  • A two-part guide for youth ages 12 to 15: I Know Where I'm Going (But Will My Cash Keep Up?).
  • A Caregiver's Handbook, which provides tips on helping youth build their money skills.

You can download a copy of the Foster Youth Money Guide series from the Annie E. Casey Foundation or order online at

Related Items in This Issue:

Read more about resources for youth aging out of foster care in "Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Face Uphill Climb to Adulthood" and "Coordinated Resources for Life Skills Training" in this issue of Children's Bureau Express.