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September 7, 2021 24 min
A college or trade school degree can be a game changer for young people who have experienced foster care.  In the September edition of our Fostering Conversations Podcast, we explore an innovative program at the University of Utah, designed to shepherd students to achieve success in higher education. For more information on these programs, please visit their respective websites below: First Star--Accepts 9th graders with an open DCFS case Impact Scholars--Accepts anyone over 18 who has experienced foster care during their life DCFS also supports youth in care through the Transition to Adult Living program (TAL).  You can learn more about the resources available through TAL below:
  • Transition to Adult Living
  • In-Service Presentation:
  •              Resources for Teens: Transition to Adult Living Services Presented by Darcie Peterson, SSW Salt Lake Valley TAL Coordinator November 9, 2021; 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Transition to Adult Living Services are available to support youth at risk of exiting foster care without a permanent home or were adopted after the age of sixteen. TAL utilizes a network of organizations for youth ages 14-21.  Come see what services are available. Register in advance for this meeting:   Want to learn more about becoming a Foster Parent? 
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