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September 2010Vol. 11, No. 7FosterClub Transition Toolkit Helps Youth Map Futures

FosterClub, a national network supporting young people in foster care, has developed the FosterClub Transition Toolkit to help youth develop a plan for transitioning into adulthood. The toolkit encourages youth to prepare their individual plan with the supportive adults involved in their lives, such as foster parents, teachers, or mentors, and is designed to help youth assess their assets, identify resources, and plan for life after foster care. The toolkit also provides a "Readiness Scale" for youth to track their progress in the following 10 areas:

  • Finances and money management
  • Job and career
  • Life skills
  • Identity
  • Performance
  • Education
  • Self care and health
  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Community, culture, and social life

FosterClub's toolkit supports the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, which requires that all States develop an individual transition plan for the foster youth during the 90-day period before a youth leaves foster care.

To download the Transition Toolkit, visit: (3,847 KB)