VOLUNTEER TO HELP FORMER FOSTER YOUTH

THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO SUPPORT YOUTH WHO AGE OUT OF TEXAS FOSTER CARE
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MENTOR

MENTOR A FORMER FOSTER YOUTH

Volunteer to mentor a youth who is either preparing to age out of foster care or who is a foster care alum.

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DONATE

DONATE TO SUPPORT FORMER FOSTER YOUTH

Make a monetary donation OR contact us to give a physical donation for our youth who are getting their first apartment in our housing programs!

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SHARE

BE A SOCIAL SPREADER

... but in a good way! Like us on our social channels and help us spread the word about THRU Project's mission!

WHY MENTOR FOSTER YOUTH?

Thousands age out of foster care without a permanent home or family support.
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Many of these young adults become homeless, pregnant, or incarcerated.
 
For this often-forgotten group, having a mentor can make the difference between statistic or success!

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Former Foster Youth Statistics:

Statistics from Various National & State Studies

High School

High school dropout rates are 3 times higher for foster youth than other low-income children

College

Only 3% of foster youth will graduate college. The national average is 35% for a 4-year degree.

BECOME A THRU PROJECT MENTOR
FOR FOSTER TEENS & FORMER FOSTER YOUTH
START HERE TO BECOME A MENTOR
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Other Ways to Help:

THRU CONNECTIONS
Join our THRU Connections Network by emailing [email protected]

We will email notices (no more than once per week) noting a particular item or service needed by one of our young men and women. If you can help, then just reply back!
REFER A FRIEND
Given the hundreds of youth who age out in our area each year, we are always in need of mentors and we are always outreaching to those youth.

To refer a mentor or a youth to THRU Project, contact us at [email protected]