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Career Readiness Job Fair Offers Opportunities for Youth in Foster Care

April 24, 2023 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services’ Fair Futures program, in partnership with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), held a Career Readiness Job Fair for youth in foster care on March 29th at their Ottilie campus in Briarwood, Queens.

The career readiness event was the second for the program, in which 16 to 26-year-olds had the opportunity to network with businesses and organizations and select professional clothing that was donated by Materials for the Arts.

Attendees were able to meet and interview with representatives from Amazon, Queens Public Library, The HOPE Program, Helping U Home Care, NYC Workforce 1 Career Center and Common Point, to explore different career opportunities and get experience with job interviews.

Fair Futures prepares young adults in foster care for a successful transition to adulthood. Fair Futures provides individualized support and evidence-based programming to address the educational, emotional, and career development needs and ambitions of young people in care.

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