Mentoring. Career Readiness. Life Skills.
Teens “aging out” of foster care in Kentucky face tough odds.
By the age of 24:
20% have experienced chronic homelessness.
25% have encountered the criminal justice system.
47% are currently unemployed.
77% are parenting at least one child.
The Boys & Girls Haven Independence Readiness program is designed to propel a new generation of teens in foster care toward a successful transition to adulthood.
Girls and boys aged 11 – 21 years old are eligible.
Our unique program blends the following key pieces to give Kentucky kids their very best chance:
Access to one-on-one mentoring, group-style mentoring. We also provide case management to ensure match retention.
We provide individualized personality and independent living assessments (Daniel Memorial, Chafee Independence, 16Personalities), case management, weekly independent living and pro-social groups, and access to Equine Assisted Therapy.
In addition to individualized career assessments and career coaching, our young people have direct access to a funnel of internship, apprenticeship, and permanent employment placements.
Want to Help?
Commit to potentially host a young person for shadowing, apprenticeship, internship, or job placement. To get started, fill out the contact form below or e-mail IndependenceReadiness@boyshaven.org.
Donors needed to help sustain our program.
Mentors are vital members of our team.