Join UP4Youth:                                                                   Step-by-Step Guide

  • All current and former youth in foster care between the ages of 16 and 24 are eligible to participate. Here is a step-by-step guide to get you started.

Contact our office at (213) 365-2900. You can also send an email to info@ExtraordinaryFamilies.org, or fill out our online inquiry form. Be sure to say you want to participate in UP4Youth.

Schedule a one-to-one meeting with program staff, who will assess your situation and help you decide if our program will help you achieve your goals.

Enroll in the program and get started! The development of your individual success plan will be led by you, customized to meet your individual needs and goals.

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Here’s what our youth have to say….                             

• “The (mentors) taught me how to carry myself as a woman.”

• “For the first time, I have people not giving up on me. This gives me the courage to keep going.”

• “Before (mentoring), my life was filled with pain and neglect. I couldn’t see a way out. Having an adult there who cared about me and was committed has changed everything for me.”

• “(Extraordinary Families) gave me a safe place to go.”

• “(Mentoring) gave me the opportunity to break down the walls.”

• “This is an ‘us’ relationship.”

• “When you called me kid, it makes me smile. I never got to be a kid.”

• “I’m part of something. I’ve never felt that before.”

• “I learned responsibility, how to be on time, respect, trust, mutual synergy – and the best part is I have good friends now.”

If you’re ready to take the first step, contact us now at (213) 365-2900, info@extraordinaryfamilies.org or our online inquiry form.