Youth Villages is a leader in the mental health space for children and families. The driving force behind our impact is the passionate and determined staff who come from all over with a shared mission to help children, young adults and their families live...
Lelani Foster is one of Youth Villages’ most seasoned Job Prep volunteer career coaches. Her journey with us started 14 years ago when she joined the very first Job Prep workshop in Woburn, MA as a volunteer career coach.
Brayden regains his voice, support systems through Independent Living Program. As a 20-year-old, Brayden looks back on the day that transformed his outlook on life.
For youth aging out of foster care without support, the future can be daunting. Some young people experience homelessness, poverty, domestic abuse and involvement with law enforcement.
Children who grow up in foster care often face intense challenges at a young age. And by the time they reach adulthood, accomplishing goals and making it on their own can feel nearly impossible. That’s why programs like LifeSet are so important for young adults aging out of state care.
For many of us, it’s hard to recall the days before the existence of the internet and today, there are multiple generations who will never know a world without constant, immediate and instant updates.
Holiday Heroes is an annual campaign at Youth Villages that provides holiday gifts and winter essentials to young people and families in our care. In 2023, we received 370 wish list requests, 60% more in submissions than in 2022.
January is National Mentoring Month, and research has shown there are many benefits for mentees in a mentoring relationship.
Inspiration becomes a two-way street for young adults and Youth Villages’ staff through Georgia’s mentoring program
As Youth Villages recognizes National Mentoring Month in January, our staff and valued community members volunteer with children and young adults to provide them with extra support through the mentoring program year-round.
Holiday Heroes is the most magical time of the year at Youth Villages. From the beginning of October through the end of December, we work to ensure every child and young adult in our programs gets to experience joy during the holiday season.