The private sector plays a critical role in foster youth success. While the government can provide important time-limited services like health care and housing, only business can give young people the employment experience they need to become successful adults.” – Yali Lincroft, Walter S. Johnson Foundation
Foster Job Success for Extraordinary Young People
Youth in foster care have boundless potential to grow the nation’s economy. With the right training and support, the strength and resilience that has helped them overcome life challenges also instills the persistence and drive to succeed on the job.
More and more smart employers are committing to a double bottom line: profitably growing their businesses while providing foster youth pathways to life success through employment. And with the largest labor gap for the next generation of work-ready employees ever facing this country, a commitment to hiring talented young people is all the more urgent.
By bringing together businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and philanthropy, the goal of the Hireafosteryouth.org campaign is to: