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Youth Villages receives $20,000 grant from Evergreen Foundation

Youth Villages receives $20,000 grant from Evergreen Foundation

Waynesville, N.C. – Youth Villages recently received a $20,000 grant from the Evergreen Foundation in Waynesville. The contribution will support Youth Villages’ LifeSet™ program, which supports young people ages 17-22 who are aging out of foster care in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties of North Carolina…

Melissa’s message: “Never give up!”

Melissa’s message: “Never give up!”

Today, Melissa is in college, studying for a career in criminal justice, where she hopes to be able to help young people who’ve led troubled lives. “She’s the very definition of a successful young woman,” says Heather Thompson, who was her counselor at Youth Villages...

Tamara strives to be Miss America

Tamara strives to be Miss America

Meet Tamara Milford, a thriving student in her senior year at Middle Tennessee State University majoring in pre-law. Tamara is on the Mock Trial team, in Lambda Sigma National Honor Society, participates in YVLifeSet, is a YVScholar and is competing to qualify for the...

Oklahoma: Austin faces life’s challenges

Oklahoma: Austin faces life’s challenges

Every young person who leaves foster care has to overcome challenges to become an independent adult. At 19, Austin has had more than his fair share. In the stretch of just a few months, the young man moved out of his foster home, found a job, underwent open heart...

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