Success in school greatly depends on the students’ preparedness! You can be a part of our initiative to ensure our students are prepped and ready to succeed this school year. Make a donation online or find a drop-off location near you to support Backpack Heroes!
Lisa gets her boys backJun 5, 2019 From rock bottom to reunification in seven months Lisa, a young mother of two boys – Christopher, 8, and Tyler, 2 – made bad decision after bad decision. Then, she hit rock bottom. Her boys were taken into the custody of Tennessee Department of Children’s Ser...
It’s that time of year again! Our Backpack Heroes school supplies drive helps prepare the youth in our programs by equipping them with the supplies they need! Help us give the necessary supplies to as many youth as we can! Click below to find out how you can donate!
It is amazing when you meet someone like Sahar, who aged out of foster care with no family supporting and expecting a little one of her own, but thanks to the YVLifeSet program she recently graduated from college at MTSU with a degree in Psychology. Sahar balanced working, going to school and being a mother while maintaining a 3.8 GPA and graduating Magnum Cum Laude. Her next goal is being a counselor with Youth Villages to help kids like her!
It is amazing what our young people accomplish every day in the YVLifeSet program. Sometime accomplishments are graduating college and other ones are getting their first job. For many of these youth who age out of foster care without support, things can turn out very differently for them, but with the help of the YVLifeSet program, nearly 300 Middle Tennessee youth will have access to services as they transition into adulthood.