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Video Individual Development Accounts for Foster Youth

Individual Development Accounts for Foster Youth | Audio

3/17/2014
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Overview

At least 26,000 young people who are 18 and older leave foster care without making a long lasting connection with a family.

Typically these kids step into adulthood without knowing how to apply for a job, get a loan, or apply to college or even cook.

In this StateCast, Nina Williams-Mbengue (NCSL Child Welfare Project) and Qiana Torres Flores (NCSL Working Families Project) talk about individual development accounts that encourage foster youth to manage and save their money for a better future.

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