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#WhenIWas18 – DO YOU REMEMBER?

18 is a defining moment in everyone’s life, but for foster youth who are too young to be on their own—it’s monumental.

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!

Click HERE to donate today. 

Events

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 | julie@julierichter.co Held during National Foster Care Month, the event celebrated local leaders […]

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