Make Your Impact with
A Place 2 Turn
Shaping the Future of Arizona's Foster Youth
Did you know?
Everyday hundreds of foster children age out of care with little to no guidance, into a world unknown. A Place 2 Turn strives to provide quality life skills to young adults aging out of the Foster Care system. We offer these young adults an opportunity to create and mold their own unique experiences through our wide range of educational and leadership activities. We see the true power that our young adults hold, and we have made it our mission to transform them into natural born leaders, ready to take on the world.
It's What We Do!
Youth aging out of foster care face numerous challenges as they transition into adulthood.AP2T recognizes the unique needs of these young individuals and offer a range of workshops and housing programs to support their successful integration into society. These programs aim to provide essential life skills, educational opportunities, emotional support, and stable housing options.
As a former foster youth who aged out of the system, I am grateful for the valuable life skills that were provided to me, which have played a crucial role in helping me thrive as an adult. The support and guidance I received during my transition from foster care to being an adult have made a significant impact on my life, enabling me to overcome challenges and achieve personal and professional success.
One of the most valuable life skills I acquired was financial literacy. Through workshops and one-on-one coaching, I learned how to manage my finances effectively. I gained knowledge about budgeting, saving, investing, and understanding credit. This education empowered me to make informed decisions about money and avoid falling into debt or financial instability. It also gave me the confidence to pursue higher education without worrying excessively about financial burdens.
C. Hall 19 TILP Young Adult
Growing up in foster care was not easy. I experienced multiple placements, constantly moving from one home to another. The instability and lack of support made it challenging for me to develop the necessary skills to navigate life on my own. As I approached the age of 18, the reality of aging out of foster care started to sink in, and I felt overwhelmed and scared about what the future held for me. Fortunately, I came across AP2T. When I first joined AP2T, I was assigned a mentor who became my biggest advocate and support system. My mentor helped me set goals and create a personalized plan for my transition into independent living. They taught me practical skills such as budgeting, cooking, and managing household chores. Additionally, they provided emotional support and encouraged me to pursue higher education. One of the most valuable aspects of AP2T was their housing program. They helped me secure safe and affordable housing after leaving foster care. This stability gave me a sense of security and allowed me to focus on building a better future for myself.
N. Wilkins 18 Former TILP Young Adult
Know Your Rights As a Foster Youth
Foster youth are a vulnerable population, they often face numerous challenges and uncertainties in their lives, including frequent placement changes, lack of stability, and limited access to resources and support systems. Knowing their rights can provide foster youth with a sense of control and agency over their own lives, enabling them to navigate the complex foster care system more effectively and promotes their successful transition into adulthood.
- Sat, Jul 22ChandlerJul 22, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM MSTChandler, 3751 S Clubhouse Dr, Chandler, AZ 85248, USAJul 22, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM MSTChandler, 3751 S Clubhouse Dr, Chandler, AZ 85248, USAGet ready for a fantastic Bingo Night dedicated to supporting foster youth! Join us for an evening of excitement, laughter, prizes, and community spirit as we raise funds, supplies, and essential resources to empower these young individuals on their path to success.
- Fri, Jun 23Multiple Drop-off Locations (see details)Jun 23, 2023, 10:00 AM – Aug 01, 2023, 11:28 AMMultiple Drop-off Locations (see details)