Foster Nation engages the community to support and empower foster youth aging out of the system to become self-sufficient. Our career mentors help foster youth become even more amazing than they already are by honing their professional skills as they prepare to become self sufficient young adults.
At Fostering Youth Independence (FYI), we believe that education is the key to overcoming a shaky foundation and unlocking doors to a successful future. Our mission is to equip foster youth to complete post-secondary education and become successful, independent adults.
The Walter S. Johnson Foundation assists transition-aged foster and other vulnerable youth in Northern California and Nevada to become successful adults. California College Pathways, currently in place at 31 colleges, universities, and technical schools in Orange County and the Bay Area, provides former foster youth with year-round housing, financial aid, counseling, and academic tutoring and support.
Transitional Youth Success (TYS) will help youth design a plan and turn that plan into the reality they want it to be. The plan may change as they go through the program. Their personal Transition Coach will help guide them through to a successful conclusion. TYS is dedicated and invested in the youth and the success of their personal transition…
Within the three-month program ten participants will receive daily healing modalities and therapies to treat trauma, strengthen immune and neurological systems, as well as fortify self-esteem and the corporeal. By completion, the participants will have also earned a David Elliott Breathwork teaching certificate. This will enable them to continue the healing process in the community.
WEDO CCAV is a program dedicated to providing a network of support to Transitional Age Youth (young adults ages 16-25 years) and justice involved adults in order to ensure they have the tools they need to be successful and thrive independently.
Wonder is a mentoring program matching children living in foster care, one-to-one, with caring, consistent adults. The mentors are trained to listen, support, and guide each child through fun, age-appropriate experiences in music, the arts, sports, volunteer service, dining out, and nature. The children enrolled in the program are called “Explorers” and the adults who volunteer and serve as mentors…
The Center has launched the Successful Transitions© initiative in an effort to help youth as they transition into adulthood. This unique service is not provided anywhere else in the region and primarily works with youth – starting at 15 years old – who are struggling with behavioral health challenges, learning differences, developmental disabilities, and/or a history of trauma.
The RightWay Foundation helps Transition-Age Foster Youth attain and keep good jobs despite the overwhelming trauma they have endured throughout their lives. The RightWay Foundation partners with emancipating foster youth and re-entry youth to build healthy, stable lives. Our programs address past trauma, support successful employment, and promote healing and self-sufficiency in adulthood.