Youth Villages recently received a $30,000 grant from the Evergreen Foundation in Waynesville. The contribution will support Youth Villages’ LifeSet™ program, which supports young people ages 17-22 who are aging out of foster care.
The Youth Villages LifeSet Program, designed to help young people aging out of foster care or juvenile justice custody, has proven a success, according to officials with the program in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
She will ‘age out’ of foster care in two months. Her hope: That lawmakers will make sure young people like her aren’t pushed out during the pandemic.
Before Deshala Royster ended up in D.C.’s foster care system, decorating her bedroom with vision boards that tell of the life she hopes to create, she spent years taking on adult roles in the life she was handed.
Youth Villages’ CEO Patrick Lawler receives the National Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service.
The Bower Activity Center is set open soon. The 13,800 square foot building on the Bartlett campus will offer enhanced therapeutic activities where children can make music, create artwork, exercise, and learn culinary skills.
Youth Villages CEO Patrick Lawler received a National Jefferson Award – called “the Nobel Prize for Service” – from Multiplying Good, a nonprofit organization. Read more about Pat’s work and the award in the Daily Memphian story.