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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YouthWorks Baltimore

YouthWorks connects thousands of young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to summer jobs with private, nonprofit, and city and state government employers throughout Baltimore. Participants work in a variety of industries, and gain basic workforce readiness and career-specific skills.

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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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Threshold Housing Society

We open doors for youth and prevent adult homelessness. We serve at-risk youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of care, or fleeing violence in the home. Young adults who need a place to call home and people who believe in them. We offer safe housing, community and support to help youth make healthy choices and shift toward a brighter future.

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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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The Bike Union

The Bike Union is dedicated to providing workforce and personal development to youth aging out of foster care and to strengthening our community as a whole. Let’s achieve positive social change together, one coffee cup and bike at a time. All of our revenue from bicycle sales and service is dedicated to supporting our mentorship and employment programming.

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