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Create a youth-driven opportunity for current and former foster youth to build strong, long-term relationships with caring, committed adults who effectively support them as they learn essential skills to become self-sufficient, actively engaged adult... Read more
Create a youth-driven opportunity for current and former foster youth to build strong, long-term relationships with caring, committed adults who effectively support them as they learn essential skills to become self-sufficient, actively engaged adults.
Stepping Forward LA works with foster youth aging out of the system.
We have a signature co-mentoring program providing a community of mentors and peers to support the young adults as they age out of the foster care system. Our co-mentor community meets each month on the 1st Saturday of every month. Smaller groups of mentors and one on one mentoring takes place between 1st Saturday events.
We support the young adults with connection to resources - including housing, employment, education as well as connecting them to a variety of people who will support and encourage them to set and achieve their goals!
Be prepared for a family-like atmosphere when you join Stepping Forward LA. You cannot get any more grassroots and genuine than this organization. I have been a volunteer Co-Mentor since 2014. You can literally do anything you would like to contribute. Whether you'd like to contribute your skills or to learn new ones, this organization is for you. You will meet many amazing emancipated youth whose stories would guarantee to inspire you.