First Place for Youth
May 21, 2014
What we do.
For 18 years, First Place for Youth has provided housing, education, employment and healthy living support for teens leaving foster care. We’ve proven that with the right guidance and support, foster youth can defy the odds stacked against them.
More is possible.
Foster kids in the First Place programs are twice as likely to graduate from high school; twice as likely to be employed; and six times as likely to be enrolled in college. By the numbers, 83% of youth leaving our housing program retain their housing, 91% attend post-secondary school, and 86% are employed.
You can help.
These positive outcomes are more than statistics. They are the beginnings of a new story. One that reverses the cycle of poverty and signals a brighter future for everyone. There’s no better time to get involved!
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In the Media
With First Place for Youth in her corner, Jayla Lackaff is studying video game design at College of Alameda
Research & Publications
In 2023, First Place for Youth and our network partners in Massachusetts, New York, Mississippi, and Cincinnati served 1,660 young […]