AOI Membership

Update on AOI Membership

Aging Out Institute is well into its second month of membership, so we thought it was high time we provide an update on how things are going: NEW WEBSITE After a few technological glitches were worked out, our new website seems to be running smoothly! Through the menu on the left and links on the home page itself, visitors are…
Lynn Tonini
02/20/2019
Announcement

New Life Skills Page on AOI Website

After the membership model has been launched and is running smoothly, AOI will dive into its next project, which is to develop its own online life skills curriculum for foster youth that members can access. In the meantime, we are going to collect links to YouTube videos that cover basic life skills and share them here for all visitors to…
Lynn Tonini
11/28/2018
Announcement

20 Books about Aging Out of Foster Care

For quite a while now, I have been purchasing and reading books about older youth in foster care and aging out of foster care. It has occurred to me that it would be helpful for AOI visitors to have a compiled list of these books. So, I have decided to have Aging Out Institute partner with Amazon through their affiliate program. As…
Lynn Tonini
11/22/2018
AOI Membership

Why Should You Join AOI?

AOI will begin its membership model starting January 1st. 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! Anyone who works with older foster youth or former foster youth should definitely consider joining as AOI is going to be the…
Lynn Tonini
11/12/2018
AOI Awards ProgramPress Release

Six Organizations Win Awards in the 2018 AOI National Awards Program!

PRESS RELEASE As part of the first annual awards program recognizing organizations for the excellent work they do helping youth transition from foster care to adulthood, six organizations have been named winners in the 2018 Aging Out Institute National Awards competition for its effective strategies helping youth successfully transition to adulthood when they age out of foster care. The Aging…
Lynn Tonini
07/25/2018
Announcement

AOI Higher Education Foster Youth Programs 2018 Review

AOI is pleased to share its first annual review of higher education foster youth programs across the U.S.! These are programs that higher education institutions support that have a set of services specifically dedicated to helping foster youth or former foster youth apply to college and succeed in their academic endeavors. We reviewed the websites of 102 colleges, universities, and community…
Lynn Tonini
05/06/2018
Announcement

Age Out Angels Interviews Lynn Tonini, Founder of AOI

On April 30th, Greg Rapport from Age Out Angels interviewed me on his radios show. You can watch the entire interview here.  (Please note that the interview format is call-in, so you will only see Greg on the video, but you’ll hear Lynn’s interview starting at 20:28.)  Greg asked me questions about my own experiences in foster care, how the…
Lynn Tonini
05/06/2018
AOI Awards ProgramPress Release

AOI Announces Call for Entries for 2018 National Aging Out Institute Awards

PRESS RELEASE 12.01.17 by Lynn Tonini FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lynn Tonini, M.Ed., CPLP Email: ltonini@agingoutinstitute.org Aging Out Institute Announces Call for Entries for 2018 National Aging Out Institute Awards Inaugural National Awards Program Will Honor Leaders in Field and Recognize Effective Strategies in Helping Foster Youth Transition to Adulthood Harrisburg, PA, December 1, 2017: The Aging Out Institute (AOI)…
Lynn Tonini
12/01/2017
Announcement

AOI Has Compiled Statistics about Aging Out

After looking around the Internet for statistics regarding aging out of foster care, I realized that it is very difficult! You find statistics that vary widely from site to site, and many sites do not cite the sources where they are getting their numbers. I realized that it would be very helpful if someone would compile the key statistics that…
Lynn Tonini
11/22/2017