Fostering Youth Independence (FYI)

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.

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Walter S. Johnson Foundation

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.

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The Peoples’ Prosperity Pipeline

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.

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Stanford Sierra Youth & Families – Wonder Mentoring

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…

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San Diego Center for Children – Transition Resource Center

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.

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RightWay Foundation

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.

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Raising Hope – Life Skills

RaisingHOPE empowers teens and young adults experiencing foster care through mentoring, life skills, financial support and advocacy. The organization also gives funding to provide for the needs of dependent youth or recently emancipated youth to pay for things not covered by any other means. The organization also has a high quality mentorship program for teens and young adults. They offer…

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Promises2Kids – Guardian Scholars

Promises2Kids’ Guardian Scholars encourages foster youth to pursue higher education through community college, trade school or a university degree. This highly successful resource provides former foster youth with a partial financial scholarship along with mentoring support to assist them in adapting to and excelling in a higher education setting. More than 300 youth have been provided scholarships. Over 90% of guardian…

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