City Youth Now helps youth in the juvenile justice and foster care systems prepare to live independently. We provide programs and services that enhance educational opportunities, increase employment skills, and fulfill critical social service, health and personal development needs.
The youth we serve come from distressed families, often with histories of generational poverty, severe trauma and community violence. They range in age from newborns to 22 years old, including youth who are transiting out of the foster care system and about to live on their own. While they come from various communities around the city, the one thing they have in common is that they have each endured more than their share of hardship. Our aim is that by providing them with opportunities and resources they otherwise would not have, they will have a better chance of overcoming the barriers that have prevented their success and create a path to achieve their goals.