What We Do
Investing In Young People
YWFC has had a transformative impact for almost three decades – providing the space, support, and resources for young people to find safety and stability in their lives, raising up movement and community leaders, changing the narrative about systems-impacted young people, transforming programs, laws, legislation, public systems, and institutions to do less harm and be more responsive to our needs.
Annually, young people who complete our programs are up to 85% less likely to recidivate or be incarcerated again; Up to 90% of those who complete the program maintain employment and reach educational goals.*
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Empowering Young People
Empowering young people through providing quality mentorship, training, and employment opportunities to enable them to meet their economic needs and work on financial freedom.
Building the power of young people to organize and advocate for system change.
The young people who have come up through our programs have gone on to provide influential leadership in prison reform, violence prevention, women’s rights, and economic, racial, and gender justice. They have led as public officials, executive directors, foundation presidents, and movement and community leaders.
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