Caps off to the Class of 2023!

This year, First Place for Youth is proud to celebrate 104 program participants who’ve achieved significant educational milestones! From GEDs to high school and college diplomas, and even graduation from apprenticeship and accreditation programs, our Class of 2023 has worked diligently to develop important life skills and empower themselves for a successful future. 

Within the My First Place™ (MFP) program in CA and OH, 24 youth successfully obtained their High School Diploma (HSD) or GED and another 24 youth completed industry-recognized certificates, enhancing their skill sets and boosting their employability. Additionally, four MFP youth in California earned their Associate’s degrees, a remarkable milestone in their educational journey!  

Our Independent Living Skills Program (ILSP) also celebrated their youth’s extraordinary academic feats with two graduation celebrations in Solano County and San Francisco. We celebrated 14 graduates in Solano and 38 graduates in San Francisco who are all opening doors to more educational and professional opportunities!  

Thank you to all the fantastic staff members who have guided these young people and provided each new graduate with unwavering support. To the Class of 2023 – as you set foot on the next chapter of your lives, we have no doubt that you’ll continue to make a positive impact in your communities and achieve success.  

Congratulations to all our graduates – we can’t wait to see where you’ll go next! 


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