Propelling into Triumph (PIT) provides mentoring and coaching program administered to foster youth residing in a transitional housing program. PIT offers holistic care coordination to youth and helps them access resources so they can successfully transition into adulthood and thrive.
Their mission is to restore hope and encourage children in foster care, who they call Dreamers, to dream again. they are committed to raising awareness about life after foster care, while providing resources, tools and everyday essentials as they age out of the Tampa Foster Care system and enter into a new phase of adulthood.
The Twig Box is offered for youth who have aged out of Florida’s foster care system and are under 21 years of age. They can fill out a form on the website and they will be sent a box of some basic living items that the youth might need.
Selfless Love provides supportive housing, access to necessities, and empowerment workshops. They give youth an array of leadership training and opportunities that will forever benefit them personally and professionally. They provide youth in foster care and those who have aged out with the opportunity to use their voice and engage in improving the foster care system.
Our Independent Living teams provide housing, life skills and wrap around support to teens who are aging of foster care to guide them towards self-sufficiency and independence.
Our Legacy Mentor Program (LMP) matches teens and young adults in the dependency system, ages 13-23, with positive role models in their community. Mentors come from all walks of life, and do not serve the same role as a case manager or foster/adoptive parent. Mentors spend quality time with their mentees, introducing them to activities that expand their horizons; often…
Our transitional living and independent living programs open doors to help youth in foster care and young adults exiting foster care pursue meaningful, productive futures as they realize their full potential. Youth in foster care ages 13 to 23 may participate in independent living. Youth and young adults ages 18 to 23 who have recently exited foster care and/or are…
Genesis Hopeful Haven provides housing to male 18+ year-old high school students as they age out of the foster care system. Our independent living program provides support and encouragement to help them achieve the skills they need to be self-sufficient.
The Career Readiness Academy, in partnership with The Kookaburra, is a three class job training program held twice a year for teens in foster care. Students learn the foundational skills they need to secure a job; applying for a job, writing a resume, interview skills, basic banking, customer service skills, and working as a team.
Florida Youth SHINE (Striving High for INdependence and Empowerment) is a youth run, peer driven organization working hard to change the culture of Florida’s child welfare system. FYS is proudly supported by Florida’s Children First (FCF). FCF is a non-profit child advocacy organization dedicated to fighting for the rights of Florida’s at-risk children.