EVERY MINUTE COUNTS.
With the “emancipation clock” ticking, we focus on academic success and on building their resume. Why? Because at age 21, a young person living in foster care is completely cut off by the system. No more services and no more funding. But if they have a degree in hand and work experience under their belts, foster youth are far more likely to be self-reliant when they exit the system. We work side by side with youth during the pivotal high school and college years because we know every minute counts.
NO DREAM IS TOO BIG.
By the time they reach high school, many young people from foster care are several years behind and performing below grade level. It’s all too easy for them to lose hope. We help them see that it’s never too late and no dream is too big. Together we pick up the pieces, tap into their resiliency, and get to work. By earning their trust, we help young people dare to dream of the future they want.
WE GET THE RIGHT PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER.
We can’t afford to sit back and wait for the system to change. Foster youth need our community working together right now. We get the right people around the table to disrupt the status quo. When we get employers, government agencies, nonprofits, high schools, local universities, and community colleges, listening and working together, we knock down barriers that have held foster youth back for far too long.