Drew Stewart posted about Public Petition on Facebook 2016-05-09 12:06:42 -0700Write the future for youth aging out of foster care. Sign the Petition now!17,318 signatures
Most young adults in BC can count on financial support, relationships and family connections to help them get a good start in life. However, that’s not the case for everyone.
Cut off from support at 19, youth aging out of foster care too often end up homeless, don’t finish high school, and have no one to turn to in their 20’s.
But you can change this.
Sign the petition today, and help write the future with youth aging out of foster care.
“We believe youth aging out of foster care should be able to count on three things until age 25:
Consistent financial support with basic living costs like housing, transit, and food while they attend school, learn skills, and find work.
Long-term relationships with caring dependable adults for support, advice, and references, so that they always have somewhere to turn.
A chance to connect and contribute to their communities through creative, cultural, and volunteer activities, so that they feel like they belong.
We believe this will make a difference, and ask community, political, and business leaders to commit to a plan that includes these supports.”
All young people deserve a fair start.
This year in British Columbia, 700 youth in foster care will be cut off from housing, care-givers, and the people in their lives when they turn 19.
But almost every other young adult will rely on their parents and families for help with education, job seeking, housing, health, and financial help.
Doesn’t everyone deserve this type of support?
Add your voice to those backing improved support and opportunities for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood.