Unmet Needs Program

Providing Resources for Foster Youth

Foster youth often do not get to take part in activities and opportunities that most kids take for granted. Participating in an extracurricular activity can be beyond a child in foster care’s reach. The result is that many youths in care not only feel different and separate from their peers, but they also miss out on opportunities and experiences that allow them to build skills and relationships. All children in care want to be treated like “normal” kids. Experiences to achieve “normalcy” include participating in various activities such as school events, camps, sports, music, and the like. The goal is to ease the stigma that affects many foster youth and help smooth their path to adulthood through social activities and other experiences.

Current Spend Totals For 2023

Unmet Needs
$ 0
Tutoring
$ 0

Tutoring

Pre-k to Highschool, GED Assistance

Sports

Baseball, Football, Soccer, Basketball, Martial Arts, Volleyball, Boxing

Specialty Camps

Summer Camps, Winter Camps, STEM Camps, Taekwondo Camps, Reading Camps, Math Camsps, Science, Robotics Sports

Lessons

Art, Music, Dance, Gymnastics, Horseback Riding

School Activities

Homecoming, Prom, Sport Uniform & Gear, School Trips and Leadership Trips

Aged-Out Youth Assistance

AOY Applications, GED Tutoring, Driving Lesson

Travel

Flight Assistance For Reunification With Family Out Of State

Miscellaneous

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Why We Need to Support Nevada's Vulnerable Youth

  • There are more than 2,800 children in foster care in Clark County.
  • On average children in foster care spend more than 1 year in care.
  • On average approximately 300 children age out 75% of children in foster care perform below their academic grade level.
  • During their first year in care, most children experience instability, moving 2-3 times.
  • All these children have faced loss and trauma in their lives.
  • Up to 80% of children in foster care may have significant mental health issues.
  • The child welfare system is in a state of crisis, due in part to the devastating opioid epidemic.
  • 1,872 children are victims of abuse or neglect every day.
  • 5,547 documented abused and neglected children reside in nevada.
  • More than 4,400 children are in nevada’s foster care system on any given day.

  • On any given day in Clark County, there are approximately 2,626 children in care and living outside their homes.

  • Children spend an average of 17.5 months in care.