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Author(s):Langford, B., Flynn-Kahn, M., and Sherman, R
Title:Connected by 25: Financing entrepreneurship programs for youth transitioning out of foster care
Organization:The Finance Project
Short Description:This publication is one of a series of briefs exploring strategies for financing supports and services that help youth in foster care make successful transitions to adulthood. Youth entrepreneurship programs examined in this report offer multiple benefits regardless of whether youth end up starting profitable businesses.
Annotation:This publication is one of a series of briefs exploring strategies for financing supports and services that help youth in foster care make successful transitions to adulthood. Youth entrepreneurship programs examined in this report offer multiple benefits regardless of whether youth end up starting profitable businesses. An evaluation of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s curriculum found that students who participate in the program increase their occupational aspirations, including their desire to go to college, take greater initiative and assume leadership roles.2 Entrepreneurship also provides opportunities for youth to develop a sense of self, to feel connected to their community, as well as to develop partnerships with adults.
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College Access Programs
Employment and Workforce Development
Foster Youth
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students
Transition to College

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