This SSW signature event will feature Jessica Rogers of "Connections to Independence" and a panel of youth sharing their experiences of aging-out of the foster care system
University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN. McNeely Hall, MCH100.
In support of the School of Social Work's 2014-2015 theme: Now is the Time for Justice for Children, Youth, and Families
Room at the Table 2014 will feature Jessica Rogers, Executive Director of “Connections to Independence,” a project that provides support and advocacy for foster care youth aged 15-21, “to promote a successful transition to living independently as they reach adulthood.”
Jessica will moderate a panel of youth (aged 18-24) sharing their experiences of aging-out of the foster care system.
4:45 pm: Registration opens
5:00 - 7:15 pm: Light Supper, Program and Q&A
Space may be limited (unfortunately, there is not unlimited "room at the table"), so registration is required.
The Mission of Connections to Independence is to provide unique programming and advocacy for foster care youth, ages 15 - 21, to promote a successful transition to living independently as they reach adulthood.
Jessica brings a unique combination of corporate, non profit and independent consulting experience to Connections to Independence. She has positively impacted youth and families in Minneapolis through various community programs she has led over the last 15 years. Jessica is truly passionate about the mission and work of Connections to Independence because she is a product of foster care herself. Jessica is committed to creating a unique culture and environment for C2i youth and staff to feel like this is more than a place to come to work and participate in programming. It’s a safe place where all staff and youth are valued and considered part of a family. http://insightnews.com/news/10718-profiles-in-excellence-jessica-rogers