Fostering Youth Independence Named Winner of Aging Out Institute Award Program


Fostering Youth Independence (FYI) was named one of eight winners for its strategies to support older foster youth.

Thursday, Institute of Aging (AOI) announced FOR YOUR INFORMATION was one of eight recipients to be recognized for his influence and support of youth and elderly participants in foster care, according to a statement from AOI Executive Director Lynn Tonini.

“Winning a national AOI award is a significant achievement,” said Tonini. “The

the programs that won awards this year are doing amazing things to support young people coming out of foster care.

Based in Santa Clarita, FOR YOUR INFORMATION is a non-profit organization that supports local adoptive youth who have left the LA County foster care system without being adopted or reunited with their birth parents.

FYI addresses the serious challenges faced by these young people, including not completing high school or pursuing higher education, homelessness and incarceration.

In addition to the recognition given to the organization, FOR YOUR INFORMATION also received a monetary award from AOI for his contributions to the host youth community.

“FYI is beyond thrilled to have been chosen for an AOI award,” said Carolyn Olsen, Co-Founder and Executive Director of FYI. “The $40,000 prize will have a huge impact in increasing our capacity to serve young people. It is an honor to be recognized by a national organization for our strategies to help you become independent and successful adults.

To learn more about FYI’s mission or to volunteer, visit their website here.

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