School of Social Work alumnus James P. McDonald puts youth aging out of foster care in the spotlight

A report on the challenges of youth aging out of foster care—Pathways: When Johnny Ages Out” has been released by BNY Mellon. The report is based on the October 2012 Powering Potential Thought Leadership Summit hosted by School of Social Work alumnus and BNY Mellon's head of global philanthropy James P. McDonald.  

According to Mr. McDonald, “this report spotlight the barriers facing a very vulnerable population of youth as well as national efforts underway to help power their potential and put them on a path towards self-sufficiency.” 

Associate Professor Jeff Shook served as one of five national thought leaders that presented at the summit and his remarks are highlighted in the materials. Read the report.