Our Impact

168

youth received one-on-one guidance and encouragement from a volunteer Ally

124

youth received emergency financial assistance

154

volunteer Allies were trained, screened and paired with youth

70

youth secured safe and stable housing with help from FYI

37

youth graduated from high school

23

youth earned associate degrees

12

youth completed trade/professional certification programs

13

youth earned bachelor’s degrees

1

youth earned a master’s degree

“The emotional impact made by the caring adults of FYI cannot be quantified. FYI volunteers and staff are fearless, life-changing heroes. They drive FYI youth to important appointments, share resources, advocate for academic funding, celebrate important events and spend countless hours listening to the youth and validating their emotions. They send important reminders, drive youth to possible job opportunities, and schedule tutors. They send birthday cards, find donors, write grants, and develop partnerships. The list goes on and on. Several FYI youth have expressed that they wished every foster youth had the support of an FYI. It is an honor to work alongside such an incredibly selfless group of individuals. The work being done is undeniable. Being a part of the FYI community is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. It is changing lives and I am honored and humbled to have a front-row seat.”

-Gina Stevens, FYI Program Director and Co-Founder

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