Thriving Against the Odds: Dulce’s Story

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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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California Youth Voice Members Advocate for Change in Sacramento, CA!

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On April 17th, First Place for Youth hosted our second annual Advocacy Day at the California State Capitol. This significant […]

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The Power of Public-Private Partnership in Mississippi’s Child Welfare

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Written by Samantha Kalahar and Kimberly Smith This year marks Mississippi’s ninth year as a Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative […]

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March is ‘Stay Paid’ Month at First Place!

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March is ‘Stay Paid’ Month at First Place for Youth where we acknowledge all of our young people’s efforts in […]

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Our First Advocacy Day in Sacramento was a Success!

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Our first Advocacy Day in Sacramento was a success! On April 27th, First Place leadership, staff, and youth visited the […]

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Meet Xochtil

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Learn how Xochtil stabilized her housing and support system, and used that foundation to advocate for others.

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The Future is Theirs: Congrats to the Grads!

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We are proud to announce that 138 First Place young people overcame unprecedented challenges, to achieve this educational milestone!

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Mississippi Youth Voice Leaders Champion a Historic Win!

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It’s official!   On April 27th, Mississippi became the 36th state to pass a tuition waiver for foster youth pursuing postsecondary […]

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Apprenticeships Empower Youth to Grow and Achieve!

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When Jacob, 21 years old, joined our Apprenticeship program to work at Family Harvest Farm in Pittsburgh, CA, he wasn’t […]

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Kinkade Legislation Signing

Press Release: Mississippi Governor to Celebrate Historic Legislation for Foster Youth

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Mississippi governor grants foster youth, ages 18-21, scholarships and the right to rent as adults Foster youth successfully advocate for […]

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Advocacy Paves the Way for Foster Youth in Mississippi

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We are proud to announce that, with the help of First Place for Youth, Mississippi is moving towards becoming the […]

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A Pivot to the Possible in Mississippi

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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.

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