Change 1 helps Youth and Young Adults ages 15-26 realize their full potential. By bridging the gaps in the support they receive entering adulthood, we empower their dreams of making meaningful contributions to their communities and having strong families of their own.
Every time a foster child moves homes, they fall 6 months behind academically, with 50% never graduating high school. We never give up on children. And we don’t let children give up on themselves.
By advocating for them, we strengthen our families, and communities.
Change1 supports youth transitioning out of foster care, as well as those working with them and the community.
Every year, 250,000 children enter the Foster Care system due to abuse and neglect. 20,000 teens are “emancipated” at age 18. Nearly 40% experience homelessness within 18 months. 70% of foster youth want to attend college. Only 3% receive a degree.
Our hope is when we change one’s mind, we change one’s life.
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Volunteering your time with Change 1 offers a unique opportunity to directly impact the lives of transition age youth from foster care, empowering them to reach their full potential. Whether you're mentoring, offering educational guidance, or providing a supportive presence, your contribution becomes a vital steppingstone on their path to success.
But that's not all – Change 1 also thrives on administrative support from dedicated volunteers like you. By assisting with organizational tasks, event planning, and behind-the-scenes efforts, you play a crucial role in ensuring that our mission runs smoothly and efficiently. Your time becomes a powerful force that not only uplifts the spirits of these remarkable young individuals but also strengthens the foundation of our entire endeavor.
Through volunteering, you'll experience personal growth, build meaningful connections, and contribute to a brighter future for transition age youth. Join us in making a difference on multiple fronts – every moment you invest is a step towards transforming lives and creating lasting change.
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Because no one deserves to be abused or neglected and left behind.
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