Executive Vice President Karen Saverino met with the US/Russia Child Protection Working Group while presenting at the American Institute for Research. The meeting took place on behalf of the Eurasia Foundation, who works to establish best practices in creating permanency for young people leaving foster care.
The Russian contingent, specifically, is interested in how to move people’s interest and participation in mentoring as a means to support transition from foster care to independent living.
Applying Metropolitan Group’s Public Will Building Model to connect messages to closely held values, the group identified themes including patriotism, being well educated, and celebrating and sharing one’s unique gifts. Crafting messages that appeal to these core values may be the answer to motivate adults in Russia to help young people aging out of the foster care system.