#FromUS2You is an opportunity to provide messages and communications from Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services Leadership and public-private partnerships to you, our youth. This includes addressing Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) about #GARYSE program services, updates on resources, policies, and any vital information that ensures you are health, stable, employed, educated, and connected.




Georgia ETV: Frequently asked questions

What is ETV?

The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program is designed to assist youth who have experienced foster care with financial supports for educational and living expenses while attending a post-secondary educational institution.

Who can receive these funds?

  • Youth must have been in foster care for at least 6 months (non-consecutive ok) and in care at 14 years of age or older;
  • Youth who have achieved permanency through guardianship or adoption after age of 14- please contact your Independent Living Specialist in order to verify eligibility;
  • Youth must be enrolled in an accredited institution.

What can ETV do for you?

  • The state provides up to $12,500 per year
    • Ages 18-20: $12,500
    • Ages 21-23: $10,000
    • Ages 23-25: $5,000

Note: Every situation is different: individuals seeking assistance with college expenses are handled on an individual basis. Awards are based on fund availability and are used after all other financial aid is applied.

For More Information:  www.embarkgeorgia.org/etv

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Foster Care Day at the Capitol


Join State Respresentative Erica Thomas and advocacy/action organization for a day of education and empowerment as we advocate for this group of dreamers, doers, and champions.

"Their future is bright because we care."

Date and Time

Mon, February 26, 2018

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Run of show:

8-8:30 a.m. - Set up tables in the North Wing of the Capitol

9 a.m. - Program will begin

10 a.m. - Session begins, group will go to the gallery

Following session there will be a luncheon. They would like the tables to be set up and showcased throughout session until the luncheon begins.

They only have two tables for us to use so I told Rep. Thomas’ aide we’d have one table focused on caregiver recruitment/retention and adoptions/kinship care and the other focused on ILP and TeenWork. 


Georgia State Capitol

206 Washington Street Southwest

Atlanta, GA 30334 

To register click here