YouthHarbors program serves homeless, unaccompanied high school students who statistically are 87% more likely than their housed peers to drop out of high school.
YouthHarbors provides them with housing assistance, an adult support network, and individualized life skills development lessons so they can find safety in appropriate housing, graduate high school, and break the cycle of homelessness and poverty to become self-sufficient adults.
In the program's first eight years, 93% of youth have been stably housed at the end of the year, and 97% have either graduated or been on track to graduate.
YouthHarbors is a program funded solely through individual, foundation, and corporate donations, as it fills a need that is ignored by all state and federal monies and by most philanthropic efforts. These young adults are too old for child services, and adult shelters expose them to a world that is completely developmentally inappropriate and dangerous for them.
We are grateful to our donors who help us support this program and let us continue to expand and help more youth in need.