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Fostering Futures - Financial Literacy Program

Fostering Futures - Financial Literacy Program

Older youth in foster care are one of the most vulnerable populations, they face long odds – they are less likely to reach a permanent home before aging out, and once they do age out, they are homeless. At the age of 21, these youth are suddenly expected to live as independent adults. CASA of Baltimore focuses on fostering the futures of older youth by encouraging them to graduate high school, earn living wage employment, find stable housing, and live a healthy, thriving adulthood. However, even equipped with the tools and supports to reach those goals, every youth aging out of foster care does not have the knowledge and skills to be financially established. 

Our Fostering Futures – Financial Literacy Program provides older youth in foster care with practical and actionable mentoring designed to help them establish a strong foundation of financial knowledge and practices, develop the discipline to effectively manage their personal finances, and to be better positioned to make wise financial decisions once they reach independence. CASA volunteer advocates are appointed to older and emancipating youth to equip them with basic personal finance concepts and practices, as well as monitor their progress and movement towards improved financial decision making. 

Our impact this year has changed our community!

  • Youth Served


  • Hours of Volunteer Service


  • Youth in Foster Care in Baltimore City


  • Youth in Foster Care in Maryland


Our Sponsors

  • atapco
  • Bakery Express
    Bakery Express
  • National CASA
  • Constellation
  • Diane and John
  • DLA Piper
    DLA Piper
  • Duane Morris
    Duane Morris
  • KramonGraham
  • Patricia K. & Mark Joseph - The Shelter Foundation
    Patricia K. & Mark Joseph - The Shelter Foundation
  • Rosenberg
  • T Rowe
    T Rowe