Since our founding 20 years ago, First Place for Youth has worked to realize our vision of a world in which growing up in foster care doesn’t define a young person’s life or limit their potential. In Fiscal Year 2018, we served 1,697 youth in total, with 572 receiving housing plus comprehensive education, employment and life-skills support through the My First Place™ program.

  • 93% of My First Place participants transition to a stable home after completing the program.
  • 98% of MFP youth earned or were working toward their high school diploma/GED.
  • 87% of college-eligible MFP participants enroll in post-secondary programs.
  • 84% of MFP participants obtained employment while in our program.

Featured in the report

Kim, 2008 Alum

It’s been a long time since her First Place days for Kim, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday.

Cynthia, 2016 Alum

Two years after leaving First Place, Cynthia reflects on how the support she received put her on a better path

Fearious, Current Participant

Earning a reputation as a real go-getter since he joined My First Place, Fearious is always putting in the work to reach his goals.