SB 12 Learning Community Webinar: Engaging Foster Youth in Career Exploration and Motivating Change
Senate Bill 12 went into effect on January 1, 2018, and included a requirement that case plans must identify who will assist any foster youth 16 or older with applications for college and financial aid. This webinar featured a special presentation by Lauri Collier, the Director of the LA Opportunity Youth Collaborative, and provided strategies for social workers, probation officers, and other supportive adults to engage foster youth in important conversations about career and college planning. The webinar encouraged attendees to expand conversations beyond “What do you want to be when you grow up?” by utilizing tools and resources to help youth explore their options and interests when it comes to work. Participants gained a better understanding of how to support career exploration and planning, and why post-secondary education is critical for a career path.