Kentucky to Unveil Digital Platform Supporting Foster Youth

FRANKFORT, Ky. (6/15/19) – A new digital portal called Kentucky Resources for Independence, Success and Empowerment is set to be unveiled Wednesday at the Kentucky Independent Living Youth Empowerment Conference in Lexington.

The new website is part of a rebranding project for the state’s independent living program for transition age youth in the foster care system.

The web-based portal, kyrise.ky.gov, will be accessible to the public beginning June 24. Kentucky RISE will contain links for resources including education, job training, employment, and housing options.

Both current and former foster youth were instrumental in advocating for the portal.

“We are thankful to the Voices of the Commonwealth, a group of youth transitioning out of the foster care system, for informing our practice and their needs,” said Eric Clark, Commissioner for the Department of Community Based Services…

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