Life Skills & Education

ATARA’s program was developed specifically to tackle the most significant obstacles facing aged out youth, such as lack of support for education, housing, health care and employment. Participants who have not previously matriculated from high school complete their high school requirements as part of the program. ATARA participants are coached in work ethics and behavioral norms in the workplace, general job readiness and financial responsibility. They receive college preparation classes as well as vocational training to assist them in earning better wages upon completion of the ATARA program.