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Continuing Education & Job Training

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

 

Jim Casey, the founder of United Parcel Service established Casey Family Programs in 1966 to help meet the safety and overall health and well-being needs of vulnerable children and their families across America. Casey Family Programs proudly carries on the Casey tradition of building hope and success for children, families and the communities they live in.

 

Those who received foster care, guardianship or adoption services from Casey Family Programs may be eligible for Continuing Education and Job Training (CEJT) Scholarships as provided through Family Programs Hawaii to become successful and independent adults.

 

Chet Okayama

PROGRAM MANAGER

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Percentage of Youth who Received High School Diplomas or GED

Percentage Accepted into Secondary Education

Percentage Completed More than a Year of Secondary Education

Continuing Education & Job Training

In 2021, nine former Casey Family Programs foster, guardianship and adopted youth received CEJT awards in 2021 to support their continuing education and career goals.

Three scholars earned Bachelors degrees over the Spring 2021 semester at UH Manoa’s Shidler College of Business and at UH Hilo College (respectively earning degrees in Business, Sociology, and Gender & Women’s Studies).

In Fall 2021, three started in Masters level programs at University of Phoenix (Masters of Management), Arizona State University (Masters of Social Justice & Human Rights) and Colorado School of Mines (Masters of Science in Computer Science).

Two returned to college in 2021 after years of focusing on work and other parts of their lives. One is completing requirements to get into Kapiolani Community College (KCC) & University of Hawaii nursing programs, while the other is completing requirements to get into KCC’s Radiologic Technology program.

(Please note that CEJT scholarships are only provided to former CFP youth and young adults).

Services

• Continuing education and job training services for foster youth to prepare for adulthood
• Support for emancipating youth to help them become self-sufficient and successful adults
• Increase the number of foster youth graduating high school and continuing on to post-secondary education
• CEJT scholarship and financial aid

Eligibility

Oahu and East Hawaii (Hilo)

This program is NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW YOUTH. However, any child who received Casey services for at least one year is eligible for this program to apply for post high school support through the Continuing Education and Job Training component.

Chet Okayama

PROGRAM MANAGER

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