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The Indiana Youth Institute promotes the healthy development of children and youth by serving the institutions and people of Indiana who work on their behalf.

National Endowment for Financial Education NEFE Teen Resource Bureau helps youth: Choose Your Own Financial Adventure! The NEFE Teen Resource Bureau. This Web site is here to tell youth the facts, myths, and lies that surround money. This site was designed by a select group of teenagers to help youth determine the best way to handle money, buy a car, pay for college, and more.

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Full-time members who complete their service earn an AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans. Members who serve part-time receive a partial Award. Some AmeriCorps members may also receive a modest living allowance during their term of service.

Camp Atterbury at Edinburgh, Indiana is recognized as one of the premiere centers in the Midwest with many best practices in the training and development of our students. Job Corps is the nations largest and most comprehensive residential, education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16 through 24. Since its inauguration in 1964, under the Economic Opportunity Act, Job Corps has provided more than 2 million disadvantaged young people with the integrated academic, vocational, and social skills training they need to gain independence and get quality, long-term jobs or further their education.

Connected by 25: A Plan for Investing in Successful Futures for Foster Youth in Marion County. Most teens rely on their families and community as they transition into adulthood -- but many kids in foster care age out of the system without the supports they need.
 
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Indiana Coalition on Housing and Homelessness Issues
The Indiana Self Sufficiency Standard calculates how much money working adults need to meet their living expenses without any subsidies of any kind. It accounts for varying costs of living and working by family size and where these families live in Indiana.

http://www.casey.org/Resources/
Casey Family Programs offers free resources for those working with foster youth and former foster youth. Many resources may be downloaded from and printed out while others are available in hard copy upon request. This website offers publications, online resources and videos and training events for child welfare professionals.