More than 400,000 foster youth currently live in the United States, including some 60,000 in California with 30% living in Los Angeles County. A+P is located within Service Planning Area (SPA) 6, a specific geographic region within Los Angeles County, as defined by the Department of Public Health. In SPA 6, the local high schools consist of approximately 40% foster youth.
Despite their concentration, foster youth inside SPA 6 suffer from a scarcity of services. To reverse this trend, A+P has provided a structured environment in which its social impact collaborator, First Place for Youth, can offer opportunities for local foster youth to receive educational, employment, and personal support.