Resource Links for Youth in Transition
Youth Resource Centers in Tennessee
The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative Resource Centers in Tennessee help youth ages 14 and older who have been in foster care to develop financial skills. During the program, youth open IDA savings accounts, which are matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 for each year the youth participate in the program. Program participants develop a written plan for approved assets such as computers, vehicles and housing, medical or educational expense. Beyond financial literacy, there also is advisement on how to prepare for a self-sufficient adulthood; assistance in seeking a job or higher education and Youth for Youth board membership.
Find the Resource Center closest to you.
- Middle Tennessee, Monroe Harding Youth Connections
- Memphis, South Memphis Alliance
- East Tennessee, Project Now
- Chattanooga, I.A.M. READY Center
- Tennessee Board of Regents, the board establishes governs, manages and controls the state university and community college system of Tennessee.
- Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in our state.
- Tennessee Reconnect, an initiative to help adults enter higher education so that they may gain new skills, advance in the workplace, and fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree or credential.
- Workforce assistance from the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Youth program participants work with a counselor to create a plan for success and work to improve their reading and math skills.
- Jobs 4 TN, a free online search tool to discover work and opportunity in Tennessee.
Links for Youth in Transition from Foster Care
- Tennessee Youth Transitions Advisory Council reports
- Tennessee Works
- Casey Life Skills
- Youth Villages YVLifeset
- Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
- Foster Club Transition Tool Kit
- Local Workforce Investment Areas
- Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth Reports
- Youth Transitions Advisory Council
- Job Corps
Articles for Youth in Transition
- Building Independent Living Skills
- Preparing for Life after High School
- Personal Care and Healthy Habits
- Brain Development in Adolescents, Ages 14 to 18
- Getting on the Right Track for Employment
- Taking Care of Your Money
- Choosing a Home that is Right for You