Youth on the Rise
Serving young people ages 14-21, Youth on the Rise provides long-term mentorship and support to young people in foster care at The Foundling. Using the evidence-based Eisenhower Quantum Opportunities Program model, participants work to build positive relationships, gain self-confidence, and meeting their educational, vocational, and life goals.
Participants in Youth on the Rise meet with their mentor twice a week, creating a stable, trusting relationship that lasts throughout high school and beyond. These one-on-one sessions are tailored to the needs of each youth, and can also include tutoring, life skills coaching, or support for college preparation or vocational exploration. Additionally, group recreational activities – chosen collaboratively by program participants – provide opportunities to explore new skills, broaden horizons, and develop positive relationships with peers.