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Mentors for this age group provide foster teens with emotional support and assistance in learning life skills as they transition from foster care to an independent life of their own.
Did you know how to study for a test or apply to college? Do you remember wanting your first car, looking for a part-time job or your first apartment?
Simple things that seem easy or straightforward to you now may appear to be a complete mystery to a young person, especially to a youth who is in foster care.
One of the most critical needs in our community is for mentors to support foster teens age 18 and older. Upon celebrating their 18th birthday, foster teens "age out" of the foster care system. For some, the State continues to provide them with monthly financial support for housing and food, but without a caring adult to guide and encourage them, they are often set up for failure.
Mentors can provide their mentees with an experienced friend who is there to help them succeed in any number of situations.
The number of ways mentoring can help a foster teen are as diverse as the people themselves. While the statistics are impressive, personal stories can have an even greater impact. Take a look at our mentoring success stories to see how mentoring works from different perspectives.
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