Stepping Out Program

The PBA “Stepping Out” program is designed to help graduating seniors and young adults aging out of foster care make the often intimidating first step into adulthood by providing them with valuable information on legal matters related to finances, employment, renting an apartment, buying a car, criminal law, marriage, divorce and social responsibility with respect to areas such as voting and social media. Classroom visits by lawyers and free materials are made available through local county bar associations and the PBA. Stepping Out Booklet pdf file (last revised 2018)

The Law and U: Pennsylvania College Students' Legal Guide
This online resource was developed by graduate students at the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. It provides information about common legal issues faced by young adults, including those involving money, relationships, legal documents, driving, drugs and alcohol, online safety and housing.

Other Resources
Navigating the Child Support System: Lessons from the Fathers at Work Initiative
Offers information, resources, and tools for organizations assisting young, low-income fathers to help them understand the child support enforcement system and manage payments. Provides a guide for integrating child support services into current programs.

Authors: Laura Wyckoff; Mary McVay; Dee Wallace
Published by: Public/Private Ventures
Published: February 2009
Funder(s): Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

If you would like more information about the Stepping Out program, contact Susan Etter, PBA education and special projects coordinator at 800-932-0311, Ext. 2256.