We hope to catch foster youth at a turning point in their lives and provide them with tangible opportunities to positively transform their futures.”—A+P co-founder Allan DiCastro
Art + Practice is not currently accepting any applications for volunteers within our foster youth program. If interested in volunteering with foster youth, check out CASA Los Angeles for more information about how to support foster youth in Los Angeles.
Art + Practice and First Place for Youth support between 85-100 youth in South Los Angeles at a given time. Each young adult receives safe, stable housing from First Place for Youth.
Transition-age foster youth typically hear about First Place for Youth through their social worker, one of First Place’s partner organizations, or word of mouth through their friends and other personal connections.
While prospective participants are often referred by youth shelters, social workers, group homes, foster families, or schools, First Place for Youth does not require formal referrals. Phone calls and walk-ins are always welcome.