For foster youth who have experienced trauma and instability, the transition to adulthood is a pivotal journey that can be […]
With First Place for Youth in her corner, Jayla Lackaff is studying video game design at College of Alameda
The journey to adulthood is a critical phase in every young person’s life, filled with hopes, dreams, and aspirations. For […]
Over the last 25 years, we’ve seen the transformative power of data in enhancing programs for foster youth– and we […]
Summer Bridge is back in session! Over the past six weeks, our summer program has provided young people with incredible […]
This month, we held our first ever Vision Board Party and Luncheon with our partners at Art + Practice The […]
The holidays can be a hard time for foster youth. But over the last week at all of our housing […]
Up and down the state this summer, our First Place team has hosted weekly events and activities in the six-week […]
Coaching to Success: Post-Secondary Coaching to Drive Higher Progress & Completion Rates For Foster Youth Held: June 21, 2022 at 11 […]
Julius, a My First Place alumnus, joined the program when he was 22 years old after his sister introduced him […]
It’s official! On April 27th, Mississippi became the 36th state to pass a tuition waiver for foster youth pursuing postsecondary […]
When Jacob, 21 years old, joined our Apprenticeship program to work at Family Harvest Farm in Pittsburgh, CA, he wasn’t […]
We are proud to announce that, with the help of First Place for Youth, Mississippi is moving towards becoming the […]
Insights, Best Practices & Priorities for Nonprofits Held Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 10:30am PST Missed the webinar or want […]
This webinar is over – but please explore the video and associated resources below! Leveraging evidence to improve outcomes through […]
See how the My First Place™ Network is making more possible for transition-age foster youth across the U.S.
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.
As California began responding to the COVID-19 crisis, it was clear that the young people who rely on ILSP would need us even more. But how do you keep a “drop-in” service running when dropping in isn’t an option?
In February, Contra Costa County recognized the hard work and accomplishments of young people at their quarterly Wall of Fame ceremony.
First Place youth in Los Angeles are thriving, thanks to a generous donation from Women Helping Youth (WHY).
Young people from our program in Northern California had a great opportunity to participate in a Career Day at the […]
We had a wonderful Career Panel at the Contra Costa Office. Clipper Direct came in as our guest and shared […]
First Place for Youth in Solano County supported young people with a series of summer employment skills workshops from July 8th […]