Foster Youth Summit: Pathways to Independence


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Registration for this event is now closed. Thanks to all that signed up!

Maryland CASA is honored to host the first annual Foster Youth Summit on:

Saturday, February 28, 2015

at University of Maryland School of Social Work, Baltimore, Maryland

The goal of this one day event is to equip young adults (ages 14-21) exiting the foster care system and entering adulthood with the resources and tools necessary to thrive. The summit will include sessions hosted by various community organizations and leaders built to serve the needs of the foster youth attendees. These sessions will be interactive and captivating and will introduce the attendees to the resources available to support them through their journey into adulthood.

While this event will last only one day, it is Maryland CASA’s hope that the relationships made and resources provided during this summit will last a lifetime for the youth who attend. CASA volunteers are encouraged to attend with their assigned foster youth.

Become a sponsor or exhibitor at the event and help provide the resources to independence foster youth are seeking. For more information, please contact us at 410-828-6761.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Maryland CASA would like to extend a huge thank you to our sponsors for our first annual Youth Summit! Through their generous support, all youth participants are able to attend at no cost of their own and will have additional resources available to them to help ease their transition into independent living! 

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Gold Sponsor:



To further ease the youths’ transition to living independently, Maryland CASA will be distributing a “Key Essentials Toolkit” to each of the youth in attendance. These toolkits are designed to meet the basic needs of anyone who will soon be on their own. Often the essentials to wellness like soap, toothpaste, floss, and a clean toothbrush are overlooked when considering their importance to one’s daily routine. It is our goal to provide items that satisfy a relevant need in these young people’s lives. Click here to learn more!

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Tyshania Campbell, Maryland CASA Intern and Towson University student
displays a few items received for the toolkits