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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StopGap, Inc.

StopGap, Inc. provides a Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) available to all kids in the foster care system in Douglas County. Throughout the eight-week program the curriculum covers practical life-skills and addresses challenges unique to children in the foster care system.

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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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R.J. Leonard Foundation

The R.J. Leonard Foundation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that provides a fellowship program for young adults aging out of the foster care system in Bucks County and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

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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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The Ohana Project

The Ohana Project will provide safe, healthy, and stable housing with a foundation of love and family values, while assisting in teaching life skills, such as self-worth, self-control, financial literacy, and promoting education essential for life long self-sufficiency. The Ohana Project was created to provide independent, supervised, safe and affordable housing, with a life skills center and great common areas for socialization…

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New Yorkers for Children

There are approximately 8,000 foster youth in NYC today. Of these youth, about 250 manage to enroll in college every year, overcoming tremendous odds. Unlike their peers, this group of young people will not receive the same guidance, support, and tools as their counterparts. For many of these deserving young people, the resources provided by NYFC will be the only…

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The New York Foundling

A successful transition to adulthood includes maintaining stable and safe housing, remaining free from criminal justice involvement, participating in an educational or vocational program, and developing the life skills necessary to become a responsible citizen. The LifeSet program not only works with young people who are aging out of foster care and other youth in crisis situations, but also partners…

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New Morning Youth & Family Services

One-on-one meetings provide individualized education and guidance and may cover topics like resume building, job application, and goal setting. Field trips may include community college and university campus tours, work development agency visits and career fairs. In addition to the concrete services FYL offers, the program also focuses on building soft skills like effective communication, personal responsibility and teamwork skills….

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