If you’re a young person currently or formerly in foster care in Rhode Island, then Foster Forward’s ASPIRE Initiative (formerly the Rhode Island Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative) can help you achieve your goals.
Launched with funding from the National Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative, ASPIRE (Aligning Savings, Permanency, Information, Resources, and Empowerment) is a collaboration among Foster Forward, DCYF, and local community agencies. ASPIRE helps young people impacted by foster care get on the path to financial independence. Through financial education and support in saving toward a purchase goal, the ASPIRE Initiative empowers youth-ages 14-24 who have spent at least one day after their 14th birthday in an out-of-home DCYF placement to manage and save their money and become successful adults.
For more information, please contact Victoria Ferrara at 401.438.3900 ext. 105, Tiffanie Barbosa at ext. 114, or Rodeline Saint Felix at ext. 107
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