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.
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.
Youth Villages has announced its Lived Experience Impact Grant recipients for 2024. These grants support organizations led by individuals with lived experience in child welfare systems who are improving outcomes for transition-age young people through programming, advocacy and systems reform.
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.
According to a 2013 survey, 40% of LGBTQI adults have experienced rejection from a family member or a close friend and only 37% of this community identify their home as an LGBTQI affirming space. It is estimated that LGBTQI youth and young adults have a 120% higher...
More than 20 young people with lived experience in foster care, mental health and juvenile justice systems flew into Las Vegas today to prepare to lead the Achieving Success: Partnering with Transition-Age Young Adults for Strong Mental Health Workshop. The two-day...
Jimena and her three siblings grew up with their mother before being separated from her. Their family dynamic changed drastically after Jimena learned about some safety risks in the home.
If you think back to those years transitioning from school to adulthood, you know a lot of it wasn’t easy. Young people who age out of the foster care system often don’t have someone to help them on their path. One program looks to change that.
Children in foster care often face intense challenges at a young age, and by the time they reach adulthood, accomplishing goals can seem intangible. That’s why programs like LifeSet are important to the success of young adults who are aging out of foster care.