Did you know that each year, an estimated 20,000 young people "age out" of the U.S. Foster Care System? Many are only 18 years old and still need support and services. Foster care studies show that without a lifelong connection to a caring adult, these older youth are often left vulnerable to a host of adverse situations.
The Charter One Hundred was founded with the mission of enabling women to reach their highest potential. We have funded over $100,000 in scholarships in the past 10 years with amazing results. We can boast about having an author, a teacher of Spanish language working toward a Ph.D., a social worker doing family counseling, a student graduating from Wellesley College and beginning her career in public policy, an accomplished event planner with her own business, a Culinary Arts graduate opening her own bakery - to name a few. These young women who had no future are now self-sufficient, proud, thriving members of our society.
In addition, we extended the reach of The Charter One Hundred to include the Turning Point Transitional Living Program serving young adults (ages 16-21) in need of a home. The Turning Point services encompass independent living skills education in addition to employment educational assistance.
Outcomes during transition from care to adulthood national data*
54% Earned a high school diploma
2% Obtained a Bachelor's degree or higher
84% Became a parent
51% Were unemployed
30% Had no health insurance
25% Had been homeless
30% Were receiving public assistance
* U.S. Department of Human and Health Services:
A MESSAGE FROM
"As we, current and alumni, expressed at the Scholarship luncheon, we are forever grateful to The Charter One Hundred for helping us in our transition into adulthood. We are truly fortunate to have strong, intelligent, and caring female role models we can look up to and hopefully be like someday. Thank you!"
LIST OF SCHOOLS/DEGREES OF OUR AMAZING SCHOLARS
University of California, San Diego– Pre-Law
California State University, San Marcos – Masters, Social Work
San Diego State University – Bachelor, Social Work
Mills College – Masters, Writing and Journalism
California State University, San Francisco – Masters, Education
University of San Diego – Masters, Non-profit Management
California State University, Sacramento – Bachelor, English and Journalism
Mesa College/City College/University of California, Berkeley – Bachelor, Art
Wellesley College – Pre-Law /Major in Women’s Studies and Economics