COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFUL ADULTHOOD
A successful transition to adulthood includes maintaining stable and suitable housing, remaining free from legal involvement, participating in an educational/vocational program and developing the life skills necessary to become a responsible citizen. LifeSet Network is designed to give the most vulnerable new adults some key things to help them realize these goals – including encouragement.
We’re excited to now be part of Youth Villages, a national leader in helping former foster children make the transition to adulthood. Youth Villages’ YVLifeSet program has helped more than 8,000 young people make that transition since it began in 1999. The program’s specialists help young people navigate all aspects of new adulthood, including budgeting, finding stable housing, completing education, finding and keeping employment and developing healthy relationships.
LifeSet Network will complement the amazing work of the YVLifeSet program, and emerging adults participating in Youth Villages’ own programs have already begun enrolling into the Network. In addition to the participants from Youth Villages, the new LifeSet Network will continue to seek strategic partnerships with other programs serving former foster youth nationwide.
To hear an example of what this kind of support means to a young adult aging out of foster care, watch Darrah's video below: