Nineteen-year-old Jodi loves school. She’s learning new things, meeting new people and planning for a bright future as she pursues her degree through the Child and Youth Care program at Douglas College in New Westminster. It was something that was almost unimaginable for her as a child. “I knew when we had no food. I […]
When Emilianna’s roommate moved out during COVID-19, she was left to cover the full cost of her rent. The comedy club she worked at also closed at the same time. As a former youth in government care who is now studying Social Work at Douglas College, Emilianna doesn’t have the safety net of her parents […]
The Ministry of Children and Family Development has developed emergency measures regarding the 48-month time limit on the Agreements with Young Adults (AYA) Program. The intention of these measures is to prevent young adults currently on AYA from having to draw down from their 48-month time limit of AYA support due to any program interruptions […]
Hundreds of B.C. youth formerly in government care are receiving money when they need it most, thanks to the Youth Futures Education Fund.
From foster care to medical school – United Way of the Lower Mainland’s $150,000 investment in YFEF will help more youth like Soraya follow their dreams. United Way of the Lower Mainland’s $150,000 investment will help more youth like Soraya follow their dreams
Today the Government of British Columbia announced a contribution of $250,000 in 2019-20 to the Youth Futures Education Fund.