For 18 years, First Place for Youth has provided housing, education, employment and healthy living support for teens leaving foster care. We’ve proven that with the right guidance and support, foster youth can defy the odds stacked against them.
Foster kids in the First Place programs are twice as likely to graduate from high school, twice as likely to be employed, and six times as likely to be enrolled in college. By the numbers, 83% of youth leaving our housing program retain their housing, 91% attend post-secondary school, and 86% are employed.
These positive outcomes are more than statistics. They are the beginnings of a new story. We are writing a new economic future that can reverse the cycle of poverty and signal a brighter future for everyone.