Foster Youth at Work

Campaign launched by the OYC in 2013
Convened by the Alliance for Children’s Rights and UNITE-LA

Foster Youth at Work engages public workforce and child welfare agencies in LA County in devising collaborative, systemic solutions to improve foster youth connection to work readiness training, early work experiences, and pathways to sustainable careers.

“When this campaign was first launched, only 80 foster youth were enrolling in the County’s youth jobs programs each year. This year, 866 foster youth participated in a paid work experience thanks to the collaborative leadership of LA County’s child welfare and workforce systems.”

— David Rattray
    President & CEO, UNITE-LA

866 youth in foster care were placed in paid work experience, an increase of over 15% from the previous year.