The French National Agency for Youth and Sport has approved for funding the life Skills for Care Leavers project, aiming at facilitating the transition to adulthood of youngsters leaving institutional care. The proposal is one of the 7 projects approved for funding by the Agency under the Erasmus+ Programme, Action KA2 ‘Strategic partnerships for Innovation in the field of Youth‘.
The project will create the following tools and instruments:
- The Life Skills for Care Leavers support e- platform and mobile app where care leavers will be able to access information and guidance on the services at their disposal, provided by relevant institutions and organizations, as well as support and coaching online through the app, by phone or person to person.
- The Life Skills for Care Leavers training course for Mentors in order to ensure that the youngsters will benefit from high quality mentorship and coaching
- The Life Skills for Care Leavers training course for Young People in order to complete and facilitate the work of the mentors and provide young people with a set of important skills for their transition to adulthood.
- A Tool Kit for organizations and staff in European Cooperation and mobility for disadvantaged young people containing guidance in the introduction of quality, safety, and responsibility standards for sending and receiving young people in this situation.
Full involvment in the process of all relevant stakeholders:
A six months long pilot mentoring programme will be organized in each country as part of the project, aiming at assisting young people leaving care to receive continuous support during their transition to adulthood. During the process they will acquire specific social, financial and organizational skills and competences which will allow them to successfully transition to adulthood and reduce significantly their risk of social isolation and improve their educational and vocational outcomes. Two international training events, one for mentors and one foryoung people, will be also implemented.
The project has been developed by Association Redefine team and is part of our consistent effort to support local and European partners in the implementation of innovative practices. The consortium is lead by ORRPA, France and includes partners from Portugal, Slovenia, Turkey and Italy.
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