Education Support Services

How It Works

Education and training programs designed to support current and former foster youth successfully transition from system dependence to adult independence, and to provide Organizations and Professionals with cutting edge tools, techniques, skills and best practices to achieve high levels success.

Why We Do It

  • Improve academic attendance, performance and stability
  • Enhance the youth’s ability to led a healthy and well-adjusted life
  • To assist youth in developing attainable goals for their future
  • To help youth develop the skills necessary to reach their goals

50% of foster youth complete high school by 18, only 20% attend college and only 2.9% actually earn a bachelor’s degree.
On average, FCNI serves 100 youth through its Education Support services annually with an overall success rate of 93%—keeping kids in school and working towards their academic goals.


Transitional Age Youth Financial Assistance Program (TAY-FAP)
Program provides financial assistance to any foster or former foster youth participating, or eligible to participate, in the Independent Living Program. The special emphasis of the program is to enhance enrollment in higher education or vocational training so that youth served become self-sufficient.
Independent Living Program (ILP)
Launched in 2011, FCNI’s Independent Living Program (ILP) empowers former and current foster youth through education, life skills training, advocacy, workforce development and community collaboration to become self-sufficient and secure permanency in all aspects of their lives.
Youth Employability Program (YEP)
Launched in 2015, the Youth Employability Program connects our foster youth, ages 16 to 18. with career mentors, community resources and workshop trainings, helping them develop strong career goals and path.
Education Support Program
Education support services are provided to children and youth served by the agency, including: academic assessment testing, academic planning, financial aid resources, tutoring and academic advocacy.
Professional Development Program
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