Chafee provides life skills education to youth in foster care ages 14 to 21 to prepare them for a successful transition to independence in adulthood.
Young adults enrolled in the Chafee program choose their level of participation. Group Life Skills classes are held weekly and individual sessions are offered to youth who need them.
Chafee staff assists foster care youth with:
- Financial assistance with extracurricular activities, Senior expenses such as prom, and purchasing work attire for new employment
- Obtaining Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, and State IDs
- College tours and applications, assistance with accessing financial aids for college, and financial assistance with dorm start-up kits
- Vocational assistance in searching for a job and maintaining steady employment
- Locating academic tutors as needed
- Opening a bank account and an Individual Development Account (IDA) savings plan
- Driver’s education
- Youth Leadership Opportunities and Youth Leadership Camp