Connecting Foster Youth With Missouri Businesses
Imagine spending the last few years of your childhood bouncing to a different bed every three months, unable to learn basic life skills because of a lack of consistent, supportive adults, and then being told “it’s time to be an adult.” It’s no wonder that youth age out of foster care without a caring support system are at an increased risk of homelessness, incarceration, and their own children entering foster care - outcomes which are all exacerbated by unemployment.
Jobs Can Help. Youth Are Eager to Work for a Bright Future.
Landing that first job is tricky without someone to help open doors. With training and support from FosterAdopt Connect and business employment partners like you, a well-trained workforce and increased availability of qualified workers will bolster workforce development in Missouri while simultaneously benefiting businesses and current and former foster youth.