What We Work For
We help youth-serving systems better support the needs and aspirations of young people, expand opportunities for them, and promote their well-being.
Adolescence is a formative developmental period for youth with lasting impacts on their futures. Unfortunately, youth in foster care, the juvenile justice system, and who have experienced homelessness are often involved with systems that are ill-prepared to meet their developmental needs.
Youth who come in contact with any of those systems require a holistic, cross-system approach to meeting their needs.
How We Do It
We collaborate with partner organizations and agencies who work closely with youth to increase the resources available to them and create supportive environments that can promote the well-being of all youth.
We work with system leaders, providers, youth, and community partners to change practices and policies that are harmful to youth. Our work celebrates and affirms young people and helps the systems with which they are involved to serve them in the most effective, sensitive, and meaningful ways possible.
Through policy and practice change, we work to ensure youth-serving systems have the resources to support and promote the well-being of involved youth while also empowering youth themselves to advocate for their own needs and communities.