Opportunity PassportTM

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About This Program

Target Population: Young people transitioning from foster care; specifically, young people 14-26 years old who have spent at least one day in foster care after their 14th birthday

For children/adolescents ages: 14 – 25

Brief Description

The Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative’s Opportunity PassportTM helps young people improve their financial capability when transitioning from foster care. The Opportunity PassportTM includes financial education and support with establishing, maintaining, and growing a bank account; and, purchasing developmentally appropriate assets through matched savings opportunities. The financial resources assist young people meet their life goals with asset purchases such as vehicles, education, housing, health care, investment, credit building and microenterprise endeavors. Opportunity PassportTM participants complete a baseline survey at enrollment and a bi-annual survey for the duration of their participation in the program to measure progress.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Opportunity PassportTM program are:

  • Become financially capable
  • Gain experience with the banking system
  • Amass assets for education, housing, transportation, and other developmentally appropriate specified purchases

Contact Information

Leslie Gross, JD
Agency/Affiliation: Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative
Department: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Website: www.jimcaseyyouth.org/areas-of-expertise/165/opportunity-passport%E2%84%A2
Phone: (410) 547-3696

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2016

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: August 2016

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: June 2016