Teen Resources

Teen To Do List

  • Know Your Rights - http://garyse-ilp.org/news/garyseevents
  • Make the Phone Call
    • Monthly Conference Call: Region 14 (Fulton and Dekalb)
      • Who: Participation is open to all Children 14 and Older in foster Care. You are the Blueprint.
      • What: Come be a part of the change… We want to hear from you. Your voice is important. Come participate in the monthly calls where we address your concerns and share information that is important to youth in foster care in Region14.
      • When: Every 4th Thursday of the month between 5-6PM
      • Where: Call toll free 1-888-808-6929 - Access code: 7712278#
      • Why: Because we need to hear from you and you need to hear from us.
    • Check out Summer Camp Options and other Events - http://garyse-ilp.org/news/garyseevents
    • Get a job? - read the section at the bottom of the page

Terms and Definitions

  • ACF: Administration for Children and Families
  • CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocate
  • CFCIP: John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
  • ETV: Education Training Vouchers
  • IDA: Individual Development Account
  • ILP: Independent Living Program Independent Living Program
  • GA/RYSE: Georgia Resilient. Youth-Centered. Stable. Empowered.
  • NYTD: National Youth in Transition Database

Parent's To Do List

  • GA/RYSE; Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services Independent Living Program Independent Living Program. Their Mission is to provide eligible youth with opportunities to successfully prepare for adulthood through appropriate referral resources and connections provided by community partners. Things provided to the teen.
    • For more information:
    • Services Provided Upon Application
      • Housing Support
      • Health Insurance
      • Education Assistance
      • Match Savings/IDA: Open a Saving account and the government will give money. Click to learn more.
      • Emergency Assistance: Emergency Housing, Food Assistance, Marta Cards, medical, state identification, utility expenses and deposits.
      • Credit Report Assistance
      • Life Skills Training
  • Youth M.O.V.E. Georgia - by Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc.

Got Jobs? Need Work? Youth Looking for Employment?

Website: juma.org

Where to apply? Complete this online application . But first, read more to make sure this is the right fit.

What Juma Offers: Juma Ventures offers youth a great opportunity to work and make college and career dreams a reality. We offer stable employment opportunities, the chance to build workplace skills, save money for college, get connected to a network of support, and develop a plan for attaining a college degree.

Juma Provides:

•Part-time employment at one of our concession businesses in a major sporting venue

•Job skills training

•Individual Development Account for college savings

•Financial guidance

•Funds to match your college savings

•College and career tours

•College application and financial aid help

•One-on-one mentorship

•Tutoring and SAT preparation

•Support through college completion

Who Can Apply

•Out of work and out of school, between 16-24 years old

•A U.S. Citizen, permanent resident, have an employment authorization card or DACA status

14 events to help you get a job this month in DeKalb- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Work Source DeKalb Mobile Career Center will be stationed throughout the county during January, from Decatur to Lithonia.

The unit provides residents with job search assistance, workshops and training, resume writing and interviewing tips. Businesses can also use it for recruiting, pre-employment screenings, interviewing and training.

The dates for this month are:

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Division of Family and Children Services

178 Sams St. Decatur, 30033

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Clarkston Library

951 N. Indian Creek Dr. Clarkston, 30021

Thursday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stonecrest Library

3123 Klondike Road Lithonia, 30038

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | DeKalb Access and Resource Center

949 North Hairston Road

Stone Mountain, 30083

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Redan-Trotti Library

1569 Wellborn Road Lithonia, 30058

Thursday, Jan. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Chamblee Public Library

4115 Clairmont Road Chamblee, 30341

Friday, Jan. 19, 7 a.m.-noon | Fort McPherson

1788 Hardee Ave. SW Atlanta, 30330

Monday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Lithonia-Davidson Library

6821 Church St. Lithonia, 30058

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Division of Family and Children Services

178 Sams St. Decatur, 30033

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Hairston Crossing Library

4911 Redan Road Stone Mountain, 30088

Thursday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Decatur Library

215 Sycamore St. Decatur, 30030

Monday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Way, The Truth and The Life Christian Center

2255 Miller Road Decatur, 30035

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Covington Library

3500 Covington Hwy. Decatur, 30032

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Salem-Panola Library

5137 Salem Road Lithonia, 30038

For more information about Work Source DeKalb, including upcoming events, Call Work Source DeKalb at (404) 687-3400 or check out

www.worksourcedekalb.org for assistance.

Help by sharing more resources, Email dekalbflag@gmail.com