Oahu foster care keiki learn financial, social skillsUPDATED 6:24 PM HST May 10, 2014Video Transcript
Foster care kids often need those lessons when they're out on their own. The 4th annual Kids Hurt Too event held sessions in Chinatown today to help keiki practice financial and social skills they'll need after leaving care. The training included budgeting for food, buying a car, and finding housing. 42:15 A LOT OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE NOBODY TAUGHT THEM HOW TO WRITE A CHECK THEY DON'T KNOW ABOUT BANKING OR ABOUT CREDIT SO THEY ARE LEARNING ABOUT THAT 22 4541 I ACTUALLY HAVE TWO JOBS AND I'M STILL BARELY MAKING IT ITS THAT HARD AND YOU DON'T REALIZE IS UNTIL YOU ACTUALLY GET OUT THERE AND THEN OK I HAVE TO DO THIS AND THIS THE REAL WOLD HITS YOU 54 There are about 1600 keiki in foster care in Hawaii.