Foster Youth

Celebrating Teachers’ Impact on Youth in Care during Teacher Appreciation Week

As Teacher Appreciation Week approaches, it’s essential to recognize the profound impact educators have on shaping the lives of students. Beyond teaching academic subjects, teachers serve as mentors, advocates, and…

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Empowering Youth in Care on World Semicolon Day: Crafting Stories of Resilience

On this World Semicolon Day, we celebrate the symbol of resilience and continuation represented by the semicolon. For youth in care, every day can be a testament to resilience, determination,…

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From Holocaust Remembrance to Youth in Care: Parallel Journeys of Strength and Memory.

Holocaust Remembrance Day serves as a poignant moment to reflect not only on the historical atrocities committed during World War II but also on the resilience of those who survived….

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Steering Towards Safety: The Vitality of Raising Awareness on Teen Driving

Teen Driving Awareness Month is a designated period to raise awareness about the importance of educating teens on safe driving practices and promoting responsible behavior behind the wheel. During this…

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ASCI Hosts 2023 Breakfast with Santa Event!

ASCI hosted our annual Breakfast with Santa on December 9, 2023! We had numerous families in attendance. Our day was jam-packed with toys, food, arts and crafts, and much more!…

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The Importance of Acknowledging Minority Mental Health

Minority Mental Health Month is recognized to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States. According to McLean…

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Honoring Kinship Caregivers on National Caregivers Day!

According to The Children’s Bureau, there are over 407,000 children and youth in foster care and 34 percent were placed with relatives or kin. This is why, A Second Chance, Inc. strives…

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A Discussion on Mentoring and Financial Wellness for Youth Aging Out of the System

Mentorship can play a critical role in preparing transition-age youth for adulthood. According to the University of Chicago’s Chapin Center, by age 26, 36% of young people who ‘aged out’ of foster…

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Sharing Our Year in Review: A Strong Year of Kinship as a Culture of Learning

Through over 30 years of knowledge building for an effective kin-first culture, we know that kinship care work must include the kinship triad (the child, birth parent, and caregiver). In reflecting over…

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National Adoption Day 2022: Chance’s Second Chance Leads to Adoption

On November 19, 2022, ASCI celebrated National Adoption Day with kinship adoptive families in both Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Like every year, this was one to remember with Disney and Marvel…

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