Why is there a need?
Youth with experience in foster care often lack the emotional and educational supports necessary to grow into happy, healthy, successful adults.
They disproportionately face homelessness, physical and mental health problems, criminal involvement, low education attainment, and other disadvantages.
UP is the right direction!
UP’s mission is to empower transitioning foster youth through programs that offer individualized support, education, and community resources to become fully independent young adults.