Let's get
connected!

Essential skills and advocacy for young adults moving on from the foster care system.

 

Achieve employment & relationship success

Our connectED program is all about you! We serve young adults ages 16-24 with the goal of supporting your journey forward. We’ll focus on your personal goals and guide you through different ways to develop healthy relationships and manage stress.

  • Learn and practice positive relationship and work skills
  • Get help obtaining and keeping meaningful employment
  • Find people to be your healthy support
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Get paid to learn

We know you have bills to pay. Let us help you gain lifelong skills while earning money and incentives at the same time. Our connectED participants can earn a weekly stipend of $187.84 for up to 8 weeks. This includes four weeks of paid skill building workshops and four weeks of paid advocacy support. Program participants will also receive gift cards for completing survey questionnaires.

Stronger Together

An advocate on your side

Being an adult is hard. You don’t need to do it alone. Youths participating in connectEd will be paired with an Advocate who will provide mentor-like support. Including career coaching, financial education, goal setting, and managing everyday obstacles. Your connectED Advocate will have daily contact with you to ensure you are meeting your personal and professional goals.

Our Workshops

Trust-Based Relational Intervention

Gain a deeper understanding of physical and attachment needs and disarms fear-based behaviors.

Love Notes 3.0

Increase your knowledge and attitudes regarding building healthy relationships, preventing dating violence, and improve impulse control.

Work Steady

Learn to counter the specific barriers impacting job retention for young people in foster care and deal with common relational and regulation challenges at work.

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What our youth are saying

“Now I know to look for signs if I’m in a toxic relationship or if I’m being manipulated, and I learned that it’s good to have open communication with my partner.”

“I liked learning that it's okay to have emotional baggage and there's nothing to be ashamed about as long as I don't let it have control over me or allow it to interfere with personal relationships.”

Let's talk!

Are you ready to start living your best life? Let’s get connectED!

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