What’s Next after Foster Care?

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What’s Next after Foster Care?

Two experts will share their important work supporting Transitioning Foster Care Youth.

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Greenbrook Homes Association Inc 300 Greenbrook Drive Danville, CA 94526

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About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Speakers:

  • Roshawn Campbell, Coordinator for CSU East Bay Renaissance Scholars
  • Britt Wade, LCSW, Workforce Development Manager for Family Harvest Farm

The Renaissance Scholars Program, founded in 2006, aims to ensure that all former foster youth who enter CSUEB as undergraduate students complete their degree in order to be successful in the next chapter of their lives.  The program promotes the holistic development and graduation rates (70%!) of former foster youth attending CSU East Bay by providing comprehensive support services through collaboration with a variety of university departments and community organizations. This critical support includes access to housing, books, supplies, financial aid and counseling.   

https://www.csueastbay.edu/renaissance/

Family Harvest Farm is part of the John Muir Land Trust.  Once a vacant lot, in 2020, this 3.5-acre parcel in Pittsburg was repurposed into a thriving organic farm. Its mission: to empower transitioning foster youth and adults to discover and participate in a local food system that encourages healthy living, nurtures the environment, and feeds the community.  Family Harvest Farm employs transition-age foster youth in a hands-on job-readiness program, teaching marketable skills and preparing them for life outside the foster care system. 

Britt Wade is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background as a psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of traumatic stress. Britt has worked across many settings including the medical, mental health, and legal systems, as well as in the nonprofit sector, serving diverse populations experiencing a range of psychosocial challenges. She joins Family Harvest Farm as the Youth Workforce Development Coordinator to help develop a trauma-informed apprenticeship program that improves outcomes for transitioning age foster youth by empowering them with skills to build independent and fulfilling lives. 

https://jmlt.org/our-places/family-harvest-farm/