“These commitments help us find new ways to make the AYA program more inclusive, with even more flexibility to ensure that all young people in and out of care can access the right help when they need it,” he said in the email statement. Some former teens may not have completed high school as they get older, or have untreated mental or traumatic problems. The Youth Education Fund allocates up to $5,500 per academic year for four years. However, strict eligibility rules have meant that in the 2017/2018 school year, only 210 young people received support. There are a few reasons for this low shot. The government admits that there are not enough young people who know that the program exists. According to the ministry, about 7,300 young people in the custody are entitled to a youth contract. Lynell and Schaffer estimated that obtaining assistance at age 19, which often results in an increased risk for criminal activity, hospitalization, addiction, unemployment and lack of education, would cost the provincial government between $222,000 and $268,000 for every aging youth without assistance. But some adolescents in care argue that the problem is the program`s strict eligibility criteria and a lack of information. “Our concern is that it is not yet complete, it is not considered a claim for any young person who, whatever their circumstances, is not aging as a safety net,” said Adrienne Montani, Provincial Coordinator of First Call BC. The Young Adult Agreements (AYA) program is only for former Youth Custody Order (Youth Agreement).
It provides you with financial support to finish high school, go to university or university, take a rehabilitation program, or take a lifelong skills program. A program designed to help former youth in health care succeed financially, as they are in post-secondary education, has instead left many pennies and is frustrated by the conditions associated with it. The study showed that expanding a basic youth assistance package, including a revised assistance program, which would provide up to $15,600 per year to $19 and reduce it to $24 to $8,000 if young people matured in the world of work; an extended exemption for tuition fees; and increased funding for organizations that provide tutoring and support to youth who do not receive care would not only save public funds, but would also provide dependent youth with a much better chance of success in university and career.
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