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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YouthBuild USA

YouthBuild champions today’s opportunity youth who aspire to improve their lives and communities but lack the knowledge, skills, and resources to reach their full potential. Through hundreds of YouthBuild programs in the United States and around the globe, these young people pursue their education, prepare for future careers, and grow into community leaders – building brighter futures for themselves, and…

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Youth Oasis

Their mission is to support youth and young adults recovering from the trauma of homelessness and family separation through housing, healthcare, and advocacy. Serving ages 16-21, this program is designed to help participants transition out of supervised care and into adult life. The TLP provides dorm-style housing, intensive case management, support services, and life skills training while residents work towards…

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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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Van Noy Valor Foundation – Valiant Knights

The Van Noy Valor Foundation strives to provide opportunities to encourage personal valor in youth by giving them resources and tools to grow, which will teach the youth to armor themselves for success. The Van Noy Valiant Knights program is the premier academic internship and scholarship program for students aging out of foster care.

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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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The Mary Elizabeth House

We provide life-skills training and support for young mothers who are in or have aged-out of the child welfare system. The Mary Elizabeth House offers the kind of nurturing environment young mothers need to become self-directed adults with skills in home management, employment, educational attainment and supportive parenting.

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The Home for Little Wanderers – Transitional Programs

The transition to adulthood can be difficult to navigate, especially for youth in their late teens or early 20s who have spent most of their lives in state care. The Home recognizes the unique issues that our youth “aging out” of the system face – including homelessness, unemployment, incarceration, early pregnancy and substance abuse—and offers resources and support designed to…

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