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Kentucky designs new web portal for foster care kids

New website set up for transition age youth in foster care system.
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The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has set up a new website for transition age youth in the foster care system. 

The cabinet says the new website is part of a rebranding project for the state's independent living program for youths in the system. 

The web-based portal, (www.kyrise.ky.gov), will be accessible to the public beginning June 24. It is called Kentucky RISE, which stands for Resources for Independence, Success and Empowerment. 

It will contain a link for foster youth to complete an application and receive vital records, like a birth certificate. The portal will also have a link to a summer employment initiative. More than 80 employers with various opportunities have signed on for this year's program. 

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