Impact Stories

Celebrating Jacquetta

First Place for Youth is proud to acknowledge the accomplishments of Jacquetta, one of our young people in Solano County.

“Jacquetta has come so far since first entering program, she has gotten her GED, completed a semester of College, and started working with Rising Sun last fall as an Energy Specialist. She did such an awesome job that Rising Sun consulted with me to create an intern position for her to gain more skills around Community Outreach and Marketing. Jacquetta has now been promoted to a Site Manager for the Summer youth program. She is a single mom and a natural leader!” – Susan K., Employment and Education Specialist at First Place for Youth.


Trauma-Informed Care in Action at First Place 

For foster youth who have experienced trauma and instability, the transition to adulthood is a pivotal journey that can be […]

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In the Media

Share the Spirit: After years in the foster system, a young woman gets a room of her own

With First Place for Youth in her corner, Jayla Lackaff is studying video game design at College of Alameda

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Research & Publications

2023 Annual Report

In 2023, First Place for Youth and our network partners in Massachusetts, New York, Mississippi, and Cincinnati served 1,660 young […]

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