Each year, 23,000 young people (18-21) age out of the child welfare system without permanent families or strong community connections.
50% become homeless or incarcerated within two years.
Only 3% complete college.
Almost half (47%) are unemployed.
We can do better.
Young people exiting the foster care system deserve to have whatever they need to thrive as young adults.
They want to be seen, included, and active in their community.
FOCUS dramatically improves their lives and the lives of the people who step forward to make their communities truly inclusive and welcoming.
GET A TEAM
Are you a young person (18-24) who has experienced foster care? Do you have dreams for the future but are not sure how to achieve them?
Apply here for your own personal team of volunteer coaches to guide you through the next few years!
JOIN A TEAM
Are you a dependable adult who cares about young people? Do you want to help guide a young person into adulthood?
Apply here to join a team and become a volunteer coach for an alumnus/a of foster care in your community.
Are you a member of the community who would like to provide specific skills, resources, or opportunities to the FOCUS teams or project?
Apply here to lend your expertise and talents as a part of the broader community that supports FOCUS.