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How One Youth’s Resourcefulness and Resilience Inspired An Entire Room

By Joseph M. Costa, Hillsides President and CEO Older generations sometimes look upon younger people as aimless and dependent, raising questions about what the future will bring when a younger generation assumes a role of leadership. Just as the skepticism…

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How Youth Are Beating Incredible Odds

During a recent conversation with Thomas Lee, the director of Youth Moving On, Hillsides program of services for youth 18-25 formerly in former foster or probation, it became obvious that the odds against these young people are significant. In its…

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Learn why Hillsides celebrated “Independence Day” early this year

Last Thursday, June 26, was the year anniversary of the Peer Resource Center (PRC), an initiative of our Youth Moving On program that offers support and services for youth formerly in foster care and transitioning to independence. The testimony I…

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How this youth resource changes lives

Since opening its doors a year ago, the Peer Resource Center, a program of Youth Moving On, has served almost 500 young adults, mostly youth formerly in foster care, from throughout the San Gabriel Valley. In a particular way, the…

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Strategy for independence

The New York Times recently had a great exposé on former foster youth and their challenges to get a college degree. The article featured numerous youth in Los Angeles and the Guardian Scholars program that supports former foster youth with…

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