Provider Update July 27, 2016
GEORGIAʼS EDUCATION AND TRAINING VOUCHER (ETV) PROGRAM OVERVIEW WEBINAR
Excerpts from the The UGA ETV Team
In Georgia, there are over 13,000 youth ages 0-21 in the foster care system. Every year around 400 of these youth 'age out,' or become emancipated from the foster care system. The Education and Training Voucher Program is designed to help youth who have aged out of foster care with financial supports for living and educational expenses while attending a post-secondary educational institution. In 2015, the JW Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at UGA became a partner with the Georgia Division of Family and Childrens Services to administer the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) program on behalf of the state. The ETV program is designed to provide financial support for students who have experienced foster care for at least six months after their 14th birthday. Fanning will host two live webinars about the ETV program.
Who: Anyone interested in learning how to support youth who have experienced foster care earn a postsecondary education! This could include foster parents, adoptive parents, youth advocates, DFCS staff, private agency staff, community members, and others.
Where: From the comfort of your own home or office.
When/How: Participants can register for either date at any time prior to the event using the following links:
Wednesday, August 3, 2-3 PM: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3652901259655484675
Monday, September 12, 9:30-10:30 AM: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7206133613617690628
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The Georgia Conference on Children and Families - November 2-4, 2016