Established in 2009, “The Underground Railroad to Success’ (URS) mission is to alleviate the issues that lead to poverty and homelessness by providing a service and resources that will increase the success of foster children aging out of the system to live independently as adults while becoming an integral part of society.
Currently we are a resource organization that provides information of available services that aim toward independent living. Through our research we are also able to update and inform you of the latest information relevant to current and former foster youth.
Through our annual youth conference we are able to provide workshops taught by experienced professionals on the following topics:
Leadership Training/Character Building
Introduction into Entrepreneurship
How to Create Action Plans
These workshops are all geared toward equipping youth with the tools they will need for independence.
Our vision is to expand our services so that we can reach a multitude of foster children in order to equip them to succeed beyond the walls of the foster care system. This can be achieved with the purchase of our own facility that will enable us to house several children as we prepare them for independent living.
URS will continue to evolve in hopes to become the paradigm for all other independent living programs to assist in successfully transitioning youth, aging out of foster care, to their own independence.