The mission of the Hawai‘i Youth Opportunities Initiative is to ensure that young people — primarily those between ages 14 and 26 — make successful transitions from foster care to adulthood. We do this by working with public and private partners on the state and local level to improve policies and practices, promote youth engagement, apply evaluation and research, and create community partnerships. Our work creates opportunities for young people to achieve positive outcomes in permanence, education, employment, housing, health, financial capability, and social capital.
We are the local site for the national Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. For more information about the national work, please go to www.jimcaseyyouth.org.