I understand that this would have been a great opportunity if we
currently or recently had a few kids in custody. At this time we do not
really have anyone that has been with us for a long amount of time to be
able to express how our services have assisted them.
Plus, there really was not a lot of response when I attempted to make
this sound like it was a great opportunity. I tried.......
Maybe next forum we will be able to attend and have kids available...
From: Jump on Board for Success [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 3:22 PM
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Subject: Important Opportunity for JOBS Youth to be heard!!!
Governor Douglas is hosting a Youth Forum on Saturday, December 10th,
from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Statehouse to hear from youth how the
state can best assure that teens in DCF custody can become successful
adults! The Governor is inviting:
* Youth in DCF custody, ages 15-19.
* Recent "graduates" of DCF custody, up to age 25.*
(*This could be an important arena for JOBS youth who are in DCF
or recent graduates of DCF to talk about the importance of JOBS
The Governor's goals are:
* To hear the voices of older youth in foster care, and
those who have actually transitioned to adulthood, what they need to
succeed as adults.
* To put this information together with information from
foster parents, social workers, and others to develop an overall
approach to this issue.
If you know of youth who are interested please contact the DCF
Resource Coordinator in your area to coordinate transportation. Lunch is
I've attached a Flyer with an agenda for the event. Please let
me know if I can answer any questions and I would also be interested in
knowing how many JOBS Youth were able to attend.
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