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Webster Bank Grant to Provide Financial Literacy Workshops for Youth in Care

July 13, 2022 / Independent Youth News

SCO Family of Services received a grant from Webster Bank that will allow the expansion of our Mentored Internship Program (MIP) and provide financial literacy workshops to youth in foster care.

SCO’s Mentored Internship Program provides work experience and career development opportunities for transition age youth in foster care. Youth receive hands-on job experience as well as support and guidance from trained mentors that help them develop skills and confidence as they transition to adulthood and prepare for independent living. The grant will allow SCO to expand the program to 35 youth from its current capacity of 25.

In addition to expanding the program, the grant will also allow MIP to add financial literacy workshops to its curriculum. All of the interns in the program will participate in these workshops.

100%

of eligible residents at our Madonna Heights Residential Treatment Facility participated in work, internship, or volunteer activities

87%

of young adults in foster care (18+) are enrolled in school or working

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