Key Partners

"I personally watched the transformation from what I thought were very challenged, dysfunctional kids who were not motivated about their futures, to youth now with skills to prepare them for their future school and job plans; they are contemplating choices, planning futures, and seeking adult mentors; they are armed with new skills to help them make good choices as a result of the class."

— Lynn Ricketts, Southeast Operations Sales Manager, Xerox Corporation

A collaborative comprised of public, private, and nonprofit organizations, including businesses that work to improve outcomes for youth transitioning out of foster care.


What they’re saying about ODBI…



“Our partnership with the ODBI will help bring practical skills to some of Georgia’s most vulnerable population and we look forward to helping those served by the program to see a future that is successful and full of opportunity.”

–David Meyers, Faculty,Fanning Youth and Family Initiatives

Education Partners


Governor's Office for Children and Families


State and Corporate Partners




Community and Foundation Partners