Through the Opportunity Passport™, Jim Casey Initiative sites provide young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood with:
- Matched savings to purchase specified assets such as a car, safe and stable housing, or a computer for college
- A bank account
- Financial education
When young people purchase an asset with the Opportunity PassportTM, their chances of having a full-time job more than double. And research shows that young people who have assets at age 23 have better outcomes in employment, marriage, and health.1
We gather data about the outcomes of young people participating in the Opportunity Passport™ through the Opportunity Passport™ Participant Survey, which young people take twice annually.
Contact us if you need more information about the Opportunity PassportTM.
- Bynner, J. and Paxton, W. (2001). The asset effect. London: Institute for Public Policy Research.