Research & Publications

Pathways to Independence Report

Click here to review our Pathways to Independence report, a multi-year project of the Mississippi Youth Voice board and First Place for Youth Policy.

The recommendations in this report have been developed by the Mississippi Youth Voice board as strategies to decrease negative experiences and increase positive outcomes for Mississippi’s transition-aged foster youth. The recommendations reflect a comprehensive review of current programs and policies, youth experiences, and assessment of youth outcome data.


Celebrating Success this Graduation Season

During this graduation season, we are so excited to celebrate all the educational milestones of the youth we serve!   At […]

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Impact Stories

Thriving Against the Odds: Dulce’s Story

From foster care to academic accolades, Dulce’s journey is nothing short of inspirational! Dulce made her way to First Place […]

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Press Release

Press Release: First Place for Youth Raises More Than $600k for Transition Age Foster Youth at A Celebration of Heart and Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Julie Richter | Held during National Foster Care Month, the event celebrated local leaders […]

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