A public-private mentoring partnership to build a better tomorrow for youth in foster care

This report highlights the development and implementation of a mentoring program for college students in foster care in New York City through a strategic partnership that was forged among New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services, Goldman Sachs and Casey Family Programs.

The program is designed to expose youth to professional and experiential opportunities through a series of one-on-one meetings and group workshops.  Students have the opportunity to become familiar with the Goldman Sachs corporate environment, understand various business sectors and explore the roles and responsibilities of different jobs, as well as receive hands-on support with job applications and interviewing. 

The report offers the partners’ shared definition of success, discusses sustainability, expansion and replicability in other jurisdictions, and provides lessons learned for advancing similar public-private partnerships to support youth and families. 

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