Date/Time: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12pm – 12:45pm PST
AgedOut.com is an interactive website that provides youth in and from government care valuable life skills information related to aging out of care. The website provides information in 6 categories: education, health and wellness, ID needs, housing, personal life, and money and income. The content of the website is written in a youth friendly way and uses a gamification engagement model. Many people who have attended this presentation have remarked that they “are going to show this to their own kids”.
In British Columbia, youth age out of foster care on their 19th birthday and are considered completely financially independent, thus many youth seek employment services in order to obtain employment. While some youth might declare that they have been in care, this website provides valuable information to all young people in their transition from adolescence to adulthood. The money and income section on the site focuses on supporting young people in their job and career exploration.
You are invited to a 45 minute presentation about the website and how you can incorporate it into your practice.
Sam Pothier has over 20 years of personal and professional experience with the foster care system in British Columbia. Her experience includes youth leadership development, education support, transition and life skills support through project and program management. In the last 2 years she has been working at Adoptive Families Association of BC (AFABC) as a Project Lead on the Young Adult Services project. The project produced the U-Count Report and AgedOut.com. In addition to her work at AFABC, she also sits on the board for the International Foster Care Organization.