Merry Caswell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 401-874-2168
The University of Rhode Island (URI) Academy is a partnership between the University, the Rhode Island Department of Children Youth and Families, and Adoption Rhode Island, and is implemented by the support of Hasbro, Inc. and Identify Theft 911.
The URI Academy provides long-term, holistic wrap-around services. The Academy staff works with the youth’s schools to ensure they receive the academic supports needed to succeed. By partnering with Adoption Rhode Island, the Academy identifies and provides youth with needed individual counseling and helps ensure the youth have the long-term adult supports needed to successfully transition to adulthood. Over 25% of youth in the URI Academy have been adopted, compared to only 8% of foster youth in the same age range in Rhode Island.