2012 Youth in Transition
The 3-L Academy (Live, Learn and Lead)
Lead Partner Organization: The Center for Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.)
Partner Organization: Crittenton Services, Future Link, Latin American Youth Center and YMCA Youth and Family Services
Project Description: This was an interdisciplinary project serving 20 foster care youth ages 18-24 in Montgomery County. Goals of the project included having participants obtain their GED or enroll in post-secondary education, obtaining an internship or job within months of completing the project, and developing specific educational and career plans. 3L formed informal community partnerships with Interfaith Works (provided housing counseling) and Career Catchers (offering career counseling to members in Gaithersburg)
Youth in Transition funding for year one. Challenge grant for year two.