Show: The Imprint Weekly

The SILP Rate: Supporting Transition Age Youth in California

In February, Carolyn Travis of California Youth Connection wrote an op-ed for The Imprint calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to keep his commitment to fair market support for youth who receive subsidized independent living placement (SILP) funds in extended foster care.

Travis joined us on the podcast to talk about her own experience transitioning into extended foster care and then into adulthood, and how important her ability to save some money through SILP was as she entered the workforce during COVID-19.

Carolyn Travis is the community advocacy coordinator for California Youth Connection, one of the nation’s oldest advocacy groups led for and by current and former foster youth. Travis is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles.

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