Helping young people in their transition

Forsyth program helps children go from foster care system to adulthood Bruce Chapman/Journal Lakhana Carter listens in one of her favorite classes, "Principles of Marketing," at Forsyth Technical Community College. Carter, who grew up in the foster care system, is getting her life on track with the help of the "Youth in

A local hero!

[caption id="attachment_359" align="alignleft" width="300"] Betsy Annese / Photo cred: J. Sinclair photo[/caption] Article reprinted from By Judy Marie Willis When Betsy Annese first heard about Youth in Transition (YIT) in 2011, she was profoundly moved. Her firm, Annese Public Relations, Inc., had managed communications for some of the nation’s most distinguished brands. If she

Foster Care Bill of Rights for North Carolina!

Governor McCrory signed into law the Foster Care Bill of Rights!  A great step to caring for the young people placed in foster care.  Here are the rights now afforded to any child in foster care: A safe foster home free of violence, abuse, neglect, and danger. First priority regarding placement in

Real World Event

Our own Tressina Jordan is interviewed for the News14 coverage of the Forsyth County Real World event:  

One Campaign

  Young people leaving foster care need others to help make the leap to adulthood.  Will you be one? This small investment  can pay a huge dividend in their life.  We'll provide the training and detailed assessment which gives skill plans and transition plans tailored to the individual's needs.  Put simply, it

Imagine for a moment…

This is a video that The Winston-Salem Foundation created in 2011 explaining some of the challenges young people face when they age out of foster care and the role YIT will play in helping them.Imagine for moment...

A Challenge of Being in Foster Care

For young people who are aging out of foster care, the reality of what is about to happen is hard for most of us to comprehend, but a very real thing for them.  Watch the following PSA to get a glimpse: Aging out of foster care PSA

Open a Door!

Get involved in the lives of people.  Open a door, change a life! One of the key challenges young people who have aged out of foster care face is to navigate life on their own.  They typically do not have a support network of people in their lives to help them get through