In partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service’s Social Innovation Fund, the Annie E. Casey Foundation plans to award $5.4 million in grants over the next three years to help more teens and young adults complete high school and postsecondary education and build paths to careers.
The Foundation’s new Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) initiative aims to increase educational and employment opportunities for youth and young adults ages 14 to 25 who are in foster care or involved in the juvenile justice system, or who are homeless. These young people often face some of the greatest challenges to success in adulthood.
Over the next three to five years, 10 local partnerships in Alaska, Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and New York will adapt two evidence-based models to meet the needs of these youth, including support to address the trauma they may have experienced in their lives. Find out more about the LEAP Grant Recipients here.