High-Impact Nonprofits Working with At-Risk Youth in the U.S.
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#1 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Each time Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs a child with a role model, we start something incredible: a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship that can blossom into a future of unlimited potential. And thanks to the first-ever nationwide impact study of a mentoring organization, we have the facts to prove it.
#2 Boys & Girls Clubs of America To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
#3 Casey Family Programs Casey Family Programs’ mission is to provide and improve—and ultimately to prevent the need for—foster care. Established by UPS founder Jim Casey in 1966, the foundation provides direct services and promotes advances in child welfare practice and policy.
#4 YouthBuild USA To unleash the positive energy of low-income young people to rebuild their communities and their own lives with a commitment to work, education, responsibility, and family.
#5 Girls Inc Girls Incorporated is a nonprofit organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.
#6 Communities In Schools The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.
#7 Youth Law Center The Youth Law Center (YLC) is a public interest law firm that works to protect children in the nation's foster care and justice systems from abuse and neglect, and to ensure that they receive the necessary support and services to become healthy and productive adults.
#8 Boys Town Changing the way America cares for children and families by providing and promoting a continuum of care that strengthens body mind, and spirit.
#9 Campaign for Youth Justice The Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) is a national campaign dedicated to ending the practice of trying, sentencing and incarcerating children under 18 in the adult criminal justice system. The strategic goals of CFYJ are to reduce the number of youth who are tried, sentenced, and incarcerated in the adult criminal justice system, rather than adjudicated in the juvenile justice system; and to decrease the harmful impact of trying youth in adult court, especially the placement of youth in adult jails and prisons.
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