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Naples, Fl (November 7, 2023Youth Haven, Inc. is pleased to announce its continued partnership with Fostering Success.

Fostering Success, formerly Friends of Foster Children Forever, provides educational and enrichment opportunities that assist in the future success of foster children between the ages of zero to 23. Fostering Success will continue to provide academic mentoring services to children placed at Youth Haven with open Collier County dependency cases. The tutoring services provided are being donated at no charge to Youth Haven. Each child will be assessed, matched with an Academic Mentor (independent contractor of Fostering Success) for academic tutoring, and evaluated every six months using KTEA-3 assessments. 100% of Fostering Success students have seen an improvement in at least one subject area.

Youth Haven, located in Naples, is Southwest Florida’s only residential shelter for children and teens removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or homelessness. With beds for up to 70 youth, Youth Haven accepts new residents 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Established in 1972, Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change. Studies have shown that youth in the foster care system are more likely than their peers to experience difficulty in school due to a lack of stability and exposure to trauma. Issues include poor grades, a high rate of grade retention, and lower high school graduation rates. To help combat this issue, Youth Haven launched a campus Homework Hub in January 2022, where the youth can receive tutoring services from Fostering Success, review homework and projects, and maintain close contact with the Collier County School District and individual schools.

“Youth Haven is thrilled to continue our partnership with Fostering Success,” said Linda Goldfield, Youth Haven CEO. “Statistically, children in congregate care are, academically, an average of two years behind their peers. Our continued partnership with Fostering Success will ensure better outcomes for children and teens living at Youth Haven, providing them with a brighter, better future.”

About Youth Haven, Inc.
Youth Haven, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency, is Collier County’s only emergency and residential emergency shelter for children and teens ages 10 – 19 removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. In continuous operation since 1972, Youth Haven’s therapeutic campus, located in Naples, Florida, houses 70 youth with a waking staff system that allows for around-the-clock specialized care. Youth Haven provides programs that create transformational change in its youth. Youth Haven is a COA nationally accredited organization, a member agency of the United Way of Collier and the Keys, and a Naples Children & Education Foundation grant recipient. It also holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Its mission is “To provide Home, Hope, and Healing to abused and neglected children and teens in Southwest Florida.” For more information, please visit or call 239-774-2904. Follow Youth Haven on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagram, and LinkedIn.

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