First Place for Youth
First Place provides foster youth with intensive support to complete their high school diploma or GED certificate, enroll in college, and obtain employment—while accessing safe, affordable housing.
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2 Submitted Ideas
- LEARN ·2022 Grants Challenge
Expanding Pathways to Living Wage for Foster Youth
First Place has launched an evidence-based Apprenticeship Model aimed at reducing the systemic barriers to living-wage employment for transition-age foster youth. Through strategic partnerships with industry leaders in high-growth sectors such as construction, healthcare, transportation and logistics, and information technology, First Place will assure foster youth enter the workforce with an increased competitive edge in the labor market, and the skillset needed to advance towards family-sustaining career pathways.
- LEARN ·2016 Grants Challenge
First Place: Providing at-risk foster youth with the skills they need to be college and career ready
First Place for Youth provides at-risk foster youth, ages 18 to 24, with intensive education and employment support so that they can improve their lives and become self-sufficient.