This is a long-term program enabling the care leavers to meet on regular basis during the school year (twice a month, every workshops last about 5 hours) and learn important life-skills in group, and at the same time get emotional support. Program helps care leavers to preaper to independent life. Part of these meetings is dedicated to housing, law, health and vocational topics -training, writing CV, job appointment, labor standards and rules ect.
Due to lack of relevant role models from adults (family) and harsh living condition youth from foster and institutional care have very weak competencies in such life skills as daily economics and management of their own finances. They need to be teach how to achieve economic, social and emotional self-reliance, how to break barriers, how to find their place in the world and in the society. In Poland there is lack of organized programs to youth from care.
We will prepare care leavers to successful independent life through teaching them such important life skills as daily life economics and management of their personal finances adequately to the level of their income. Preparing the youth for entrance a job market, getting knowledge about application for work, job interview, finding their vocational preferences. We will also teach them soft skills - how to be asertive, how to talk with adults and keep limits. All workshops have practical training.
Young people will be preaped to deal with: very low financial support from the state, being on debt and managing budget, difficulties with accommodation, lack of relevant support from social workers due to overload of administrative duties, being on job market and negative employment practices. They will not be dependent on social care and will not criminalized.