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Arizona Youth Opportunity Initiative – Implementation Plan

February 27, 2014
In partnership with more than 30 community organizations and individuals, the Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative developed a comprehensive plan to improve outcomes for young adults transitioning out of foster care. Using key data from our state-wide environmental scan, the plan outlines core strategies to provide opportunities and resources that assist young people in making successful transitions to adulthood. Read more

What is the Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative?

December 27, 2013
Thousands of children growing up in Arizona have family connections that are troubled and shaky. Today there are more than 15,000 abused and neglected children living in temporary foster care. For those who grow up and “graduate” from foster care when they turn 18, young adulthood can be extremely challenging and even dangerous without a permanent family to lean on.

New Environmental Scan from the Arizona Youth Opportunity Initiative

Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative 2013 Environmental Scan October 17, 2013
With generous support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Children’s Action Alliance is working with many stakeholders to strengthen supports to help youth transition from foster care into adulthood. Working in partnership with the national Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, we completed an environmental scan with input from key stakeholders, community agencies, and young adults themselves to get ideas about what’s working and what’s missing to help these youth succeed.

Introducing the Arizona Youth Opportunities Initiative!

February 27, 2013
Children’s Action Alliance and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust recently launched a new initiative crafted to help youth who have been living in foster care make successful transitions to adulthood.

Transitions: Building Better Lives for Youth Leaving Foster Care

September 1, 2005
With the continuing recognition that these foster youth need extensive assistance to successfully transition to the independence of adulthood, this report revises and updates Transitions: Building Better Lives for Youth Leaving Foster Care, published in March 2003.