Each year, thousands of young people age out of foster care without a home. Thanks to your support, The Children’s Center provides them with the services they need when they don’t have anywhere else to turn.
YASS gives young people ages 16–21 support to thrive after foster care. The program provides young adults with independent living assistance, individual treatment to identify strengths and set goals, mentors who teach living skills, transportation to appointments, education monitoring, tutorial services, an active and positive support network and a monthly stipend. This is all possible because of you!
Young adults also take an 18-week course on applying for jobs, interviewing, relationships, finances, safety and community activism. YASS is committed to setting young adults up for success in high school, college and beyond. Many of you make this possible by teaching sessions on your field of expertise. Thank you for investing in young adults who need you most!
You have made all of this possible:
- 85% of YASS youth graduate high school.
- 84% live independently or with family two years after program completion.
- 83% are in school, have graduated, or are employed two years after completion.
- 77% of YASS youth had no involvement with law enforcement two years after completion.
Thank YOU for supporting these amazing young people!