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More successful outcomes for foster youth
Programs & Services
youth were served and supported by First Place for Youth in 2022
of young people we work with
identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color
of participants in My First Place
are in school or working
of My First Place participants attain stable housing when they exit the program
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
My First Place is a nationally recognized education and employment program that provides housing and case management for transition-age foster youth aged 18 to 25.
Participants are supported by a Youth Advocate, Education and Employment Specialist, and Housing Specialist. Access to post-secondary education coaching, apprenticeships and individualized supports help make sense of work and school. By helping foster youth enter adulthood with jobs that earn a living wage, this program fosters a sense of permanency and builds skills to be self-sufficient in the long term.
For foster youth who have experienced trauma and instability, the transition to adulthood is a pivotal journey that can be […]
In the Media
With First Place for Youth in her corner, Jayla Lackaff is studying video game design at College of Alameda
Research & Publications
In 2023, First Place for Youth and our network partners in Massachusetts, New York, Mississippi, and Cincinnati served 1,660 young […]
Following the First Place for Youth retreat in Alabama, I continued to New York, Washington D.C., the Carolinas, and ultimately […]
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