Number of transition age youth in LA County *


Number of youth who aged out/emancipated without permanency *

Transition Age Youth (TAY) in Foster Care Experience:

Without a lifelong connection to a caring adult, many of these young people experience negative outcomes:

UP4Youth can help

There are four pillars to the program:

We help youth determine their self-sufficiency needs and connect them to housing, financial, foos security, child care, and other resources.

We provide employment readiness workshops, career exploration field trips, interviewing practice, resume assistance, and more.

We inspire youth to set short- and long-term educational goals, such as enrolling in a vocational training program or earning a college degree.

Adult mentors are a vital part of a young person’s support network that can last a lifetime and have powerful positive effects in a variety of areas.