From Sam Macer, Education Committee, Chair
Every resource parent with a youth 14 years and older should have the Ready by 21 Manual. Early in 2018 MRPA will be asking for your input to develop a Ready by 21 Manual specifically focusing on our needs to provide care for older youth as they prepare to transition out of foster care.
The young men and women starting out, should be taking a life enrichment class and budgeting, household for 2 yrs prior to leaving the system, and using a budget to get use to knowing how when finally out on your own.
Every child in care should be required to have a savings account.