Young Adult/Foster Youth

Project everlast, foster youth nebraska, LB216

Project Everlast youth gather at the capital to make their voices heard.

Among the 6,300 kids in Nebraska’s foster care system every year, the long-term prospects aren’t good. Each year, 260 young people age out of the foster care system. That means that at age 19, they may be cut off from the array of foster care support and services provided by the state, and sent to figure out life on their own. Youth aging out of foster care without guardianship or permanency face joblessness, homelessness, persistent mental health issues, unintended pregnancy and a myriad of other challenges.

Project Everlast and Camp Catch Up are unique, youth-led initiatives to help youth build stronger connections with peers and caring adults, advocate on behalf of youth in foster care, and connect with vital resources in the community while becoming independent adults.

Want to know more about our work on behalf of young adults/youth with foster care experience?

Richard: A PALS case study

Making Birthdays Special for Youth in Foster Care

WIN Acceptance Speech

Women Investing in Nebraska select Project Everlast to receive grant

Nikiea: A PALS case study

Unique: A PALS case study

PEER 2013: Recap of annual Project Everlast Enrichment Retreat

PEER 2013: The Movie

Camp Catch-Up volunteer recruitment video

Omaha PALS case study

PALS program success in Omaha

Heartland Family Services success story

Two sisters: One great weekend at Camp Catch-Up

Nebraska is part of the national foster care conversation

Resilience of youth Part I: Kris and Tay’s Story

Resilience of youth Part II: Akeeme’s story

Resilience of youth Part III: Traci’s story

Success Beyond 18: A national campaign

My Weekend at Camp

Developing Social Capital: The Key to a Successful Transition to Adulthood

What Adolescent Brain Research Tells Us About Aging Out of Foster Care

The Cost of Aging Out

Project Everlast Youth make their voice clear to state senators

Save State Money: Extend Support for Foster Youth Until Age 21

Project Everlast Lincoln: The Power of Getting Everyone in the Same Room

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