Request to join AOI before January 1st and save money!

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AOI will begin its membership model starting January 1st. We’ll have an entirely new website with membership login, a library of AOI published resources for members to download, a process for members to sign up and attend our award winners’ webinars, and a discussion forum for members to share ideas, ask questions, and provide answers. We are going to have a membership of hundreds of people from around the United States and Canada who work with and care about older foster youth, so this is a terrific opportunity to learn and benefit from each other’s experience and expertise!

If you submit a request to join between now and December 31st, you will be able to join for our “early bird” price for the first year of membership! After our new membership website is up and running in December, we will send you an invoice and instructions for logging in. Fill out this form to submit your request for early bird membership pricing. 


  • The ideal members include anyone who works with foster youth (organization employees, volunteers, foster parents, etc.), social workers, social work students, youth advocates (e.g., CASA), high school counselors, college and vocational/trade school admissions and student life staff, people who want to start a program for older foster youth, and former foster youth. 
  • If you submit a request, your membership will begin on January 1, 2019. AOI will invoice you based on the preference you indicated in the form above.
  • Student members must have an active .edu email address on January 1st to be able to get the student membership rate. (Students from Canada or other countries will have their email address reviewed to ensure it is a higher education related address.)
  • Organization membership is a group membership in which anyone with the organization’s email domain may join under the “umbrella” price listed.

Membership Levels and Benefits:

AOI 2019 Event Calendar:

AOI will transfer the ideas shared during each month’s discussion into an organized, curated list that will be added to the AOI Library for members. The results of these discussions will also inform the development of the Aging Out Institute online life skills curriculum, which will begin in 2019. 

Members in 2019 (Organizations, Students, and Individuals):

Organizations (90)

Organization membership enables an unlimited number of employees who have the same email domain – such as – to participate as part of the group membership.

  • A Sense of Home (CA)
  • Acres of Hope (CA)
  • Adoption Rhode Island (RI)
  • Agape Villages, Inc. (CA)
  • All Things New Inc. (NC)
  • Angels’ Arms (MO)
  • Another Journey, Inc. (AZ)
  • Arizona Children’s Association (AZ)
  • Arriba Juntos (CA)
  • Bethany Christian Organization (MI)
  • C.B. Community Schools (PA)
  • California State University, Bakersfield (CA)
  • California State University, Sacramento (CA)
  • CASA of Atlantic and Cape May Counties (NJ)
  • Casa Valentine Inc. (FL)
  • Children’s Home Society of Virginia (VA)
  • City Living NY (NY)
  • CitySquare (TX)
  • Community of Hope (OH)
  • Cuyahoga County Dept. of Human Services (OH)
  • Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch (ND)
  • David & Margaret Youth and Family Services (NV)
  • Eagle Youth Foundation (Come Fly With Us) (VA)
  • Eddie’s House (PA)
  • Epworth Children and Family Services (MO)
  • Father Maloney’s Boys Haven, Inc. (KY)
  • First Star Inc. (CA)
  • Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (FL)
  • Foster Care Support Foundation, Inc. (GA)
  • FosterClub (OR)
  • Foster for Life (CA)
  • Foster Forward (RI)
  • Fostering Footprints (NY)
  • GGC Incorporated (DE)
  • Hart Community Homes/Monkey Business Cafe (CA)
  • Helen’s Hope Chest (AZ)
  • iFoster (CA)
  • Independent Living for Young Adults (DE)
  • JEMfriends (ID)
  • Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (NY)
  • Justice Resource Institute (MA)
  • Kids in a New Groove (TX)
  • Kids to Love Foundation (AL)
  • K.I.S.H. Home, Inc. (DE)
  • Micah 6 8 Ministries (Micah’s House) (AR)
  • Monroe Harding (TN)
  • New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranches, Inc. (NM)
  • Omaha Home for Boys (NE)
  • Onward Hope, Inc. (AZ)
  • Opportunity Youth Collaborative (Alliance for Children’s Rights) (CA)
  • Our House (MI)
  • Presbyterian Children’s Homes & Services (MO)
  • R.J. Leonard Foundation (PA)
  • RaisingHOPE, Inc. (CA)
  • Reach Higher Montana (MT)
  • Roots & Wings (NJ)
  • Sacramento CASA (CA)
  • Saint Jude’s Ranch for Children (NV)
  • San Antonio Threads (TX)
  • Seedz of Promise (MO)
  • Sherree Transitions (NC)
  • Sierra Forever Families (CA)
  • Silicon Valley Children’s Fund (CA)
  • SLATE (MO)
  • Sondra’s Song (TX)
  • Stanford Youth Solutions (CA)
  • Starfish Alliance (OH)
  • Sunrise Children’s Services (KY)
  • Tabor (PA)
  • Temple University (PA)
  • Texas State University (TX)
  • Texas Women’s University (TX)
  • The Axiom (CA)
  • The Buckeye Ranch (OH)
  • The Center for Urban Youth and Family Development (MI)
  • The Felix Organization (NY)
  • The House of Kings and Priests (WI)
  • The Mayfly Project (AR)
  • The Mockingbird Society (WA)
  • The RightWay Foundation (CA)
  • The Vision Unbound Project (NJ)
  • THRU Project (TX)
  • Together We Rise (CA)
  • Transition Children’s Services (CA)
  • Treehouse (WA)
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • University of California, Riverside (CA)
  • Virginia’s Community Colleges (VA)
  • Youth UpRising (CA)

Students (120)

While the majority of the 120 students come from social work degree programs, students from any program of study are welcome to join AOI. These students come from the colleges/universities listed below:

  • Appalachian State University (NC)
  • Arizona State University (AZ)
  • Boston University (MA)
  • Cal State Northridge (CA)
  • California State University, Northridge (CA)
  • California University of PA (PA)
  • Hodges University (FL)
  • Loyola University (MD)
  • Millersville University (PA)
  • New York University (NY)
  • Oklahoma State University (OK)
  • Salem State University (MA)
  • Spalding University (KY)
  • University of Alabama (AL)
  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock (AR)
  • University of Illinois, Chicago (IL)
  • University of Pennsylvania (PA)
  • University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Walden University (MN)

Individuals (29)

We have 29 individuals who have signed up for membership in 2019 so far. Individual memberships are not only perfect for people who are social workers, school counselors, former foster youth, etc., but also for people who are interested in starting a program for older or former foster youth so they can gather ideas about program structure and strategies from others who are working with these youth now.