It’s official! On September 23, 2023, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 407 into law, marking a significant step […]
Our first Advocacy Day in Sacramento was a success! On April 27th, First Place leadership, staff, and youth visited the […]
Foster youth will have standing in youth court hearings; Advocates share additional recommendations for supporting foster youth Jackson, MS — […]
It’s official! On April 27th, Mississippi became the 36th state to pass a tuition waiver for foster youth pursuing postsecondary […]
Mississippi governor grants foster youth, ages 18-21, scholarships and the right to rent as adults Foster youth successfully advocate for […]
We are proud to announce that, with the help of First Place for Youth, Mississippi is moving towards becoming the […]
This past week has been one of yet more pain, shock, and grief, with national news of senseless violence and […]
In the midst of crisis, California is addressing the immediate needs of foster youth while also laying the groundwork for continued improvements in capacity and services
As the Covid-19 pandemic changed the way we worked, we adapted, innovated, and found new ways to meet the needs of our youth in Mississippi.
Teens and young adults aging out of foster care face immense challenges as they make the transition to independence and […]
California was ahead of the curve in extending foster care to youth ages 18-21, and thousands of young people have […]
I have a voice and want it to be heard My ancestors fought for my right to vote I want […]
Foster youth continue to face poor educational outcomes, particularly when it comes to postsecondary education. This week First Place traveled to Sacramento to show our support for SB 940.
When Krisha visited Washington, D.C. for the first time, she made time to see the sights, but she wasn’t just there as a tourist. She had a story to tell about the importance of jobs programs.