Sara Start Fund

Former foster youth interning in Congress this summer will get a little help from the Sara Start Fund for Foster Youth, a soon to be launched venture by CCAI.   With involvement from business and community partners, the Sara Start Fund is designed to help former foster youth get a start on their professional lives by providing a stipend for a business wardrobe and informal career counseling. The Sara Start Fund will work in tandem with CCAI’s Foster Youth Internship (FYI) program, which places former foster youth in congressional offices to advocate for the 400,000 in care across the country. Interns in the program must attend college and demonstrate leadership skills on campus.  They have beaten the odds; a mere 3 percent of youth from the foster care system graduate from college.