LoveLooksLikeThis is committed to helping youth aging out of foster care and former foster youth live lives of dignity, purpose and connection.
This nonprofit was founded to encourage, inspire, and empower youth with tools to be the best version of themselves. They offer journals, coloring books, and workforce readiness training to prepare youth the workforce, and most importantly build self-esteem through discovering their personal greatness.
(2022) ‘We Need That Person That Doesn’t Give up on Us’: The Role of Social Support in the Pursuit of Post-Secondary Education for Youth with Foster Care Experience who are Transition-Aged
Supportive relationships with caring and trusted individuals are crucial to youth pursuing postsecondary education (PSE); however, little is known about how social support is accessed and utilized by youth with foster care experience. Findings from the analysis of interviews with 15 participants revealed four overarching themes: drop-off of formal supports, high stakes of PSE programs, friendships and peer support, and…
Christian Heritage’s mission is to change the future of child welfare in Nebraska by mobilizing a Gospel-centered community to support vulnerable children and families. Programs included are Beyond Prison, Families Together and Foster Care.
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.
Amarillo Angels created the Dare to Dream program (for youth ages 15-22) and Dare to Dream Jr. program (for youth ages 11-14) to provide one-on-one mentorship to youth in care. Their mentors are advocates, guides, role models, valued friends, and available resources who guide youth in their accomplishment of developmental milestones through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.
MotorCityChargers provides life changing experiences through youth sports and mentoring.
The Creator’s Studio is a non-profit arts collective in downtown Moberly that offers theatre, art, cooking, and STEAM classes to at risk youth. We offer free tuition for those in foster care and sliding scale tuition for low income families. We provide a fun, safe, and accessible space for the community to enjoy the arts.
The mission of Connections Homes Texas is to prevent poverty, homelessness, and exploitation for aged out foster and homeless youth without family by connecting them to Mentoring Families. Their vision is that every homeless and former foster youth would thrive in life and impact their world from the safety of a healthy connection.
The mission of Operation: Achieve Independence (OAI) is to provide youth in foster care with all of the tools necessary to be successful when they age out of care. They provide youth with mentors, career and college preparation, life skills training, and more.