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At a proliferating rate, many children and youth have entered the foster care system due to abuse and neglect. As a result, many of these youth are at an increased risk for a variety of emotional, physical, behavioral, and academic problems. They are more likely to be suspended and expelled from school, and exhibit low levels of school engagement and involvement with extracurricular activities. Due to foster care youth’s trauma and on-going barriers and challenges, many age out of the DCF system with having limited or no supports, knowledge and skill base to become self-sufficient or to successfully transition into adulthood. Therefore, a high percentage of these youth become homeless, experience low educational and career attainment, early parenthood, substance abuse, physical and mental health problems, and involvement with the criminal justice system.

In order for foster care youth to thrive and achieve success, it is critical that these youths receive a consistent accessibility to services and programs in an environment which provides fun and learning opportunities which promotes social, emotional, academic, and personal growth and development. This will be accomplished through skill building to attain optimal success.

Full Circle Youth Empowerment is committed to providing a holistic diversity of trainings, services, programs, and supports such as life skills, job readiness, educational, support groups, along with recreation which will help youth build necessary skills and have the resources needed for a successful transition into independence. As a community–based organization, we feel it is important to have the support of the community. Just as you rely on us, we rely on you. There are several ways you can directly support our youth, our services to them, and our responsibility to help empower our youth to become self-sufficient despite their challenges.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

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Become A Youth Member

FCYE members 14 and older are passionate about engaging in enriching and fun learning opportunities in an effort to become independent and self-sufficient adults.  By participating in diverse programming, youth members improve their well-being and recognize their strengths, so they may self-direct their outcomes.

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Become A Mentor

FCYE encourages professional women and men to inspire our youth through after-school and mentorship programs. Our diverse mentors introduce our youth to various industries that offer countless career possibilities. As a result, our youth are more optimistic about their futures.

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Become A Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to our organization's growth and it's the most common way support our youth. It can be as simple as raising awareness about an event or a one-day drop-in to facilitate a training. You can commit to volunteer weekly or monthly commitment based on your availability.

PARTNER WITH US

Full Circle Youth Empowerment partners with organizations that share our belief that all youth should have the opportunity to fulfill their greatest potential.