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WHAT IS YES! ACADEMY?
The YES! Academy (Youth Empowerment Systems) is a self-sufficiency program for homeless, Chafee eligible youth and young adults. The YES! Academy program offers case management, service referrals, incentives, events and other learning opportunities for participants. In the YES! Academy program, participants have access to help with Housing, Life Skills, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Legal Issues, Education, Employment, and Community Support. The YES! Academy program can also provide assistance with obtaining vital documents including birth certificates, social security cards, and identification cards.
AM I ELIGIBLE?
A young person may be eligible for YES! Academy if he/she fits into any one of the following categories:
• Emancipated young adults age 18 to 21, who were in out-of-home placement on their 18th birthday.
• Youth or young adults in out-of-home placement age 16 to 21 with permanency goals of other planned permanent living arrangement/emancipation or other planned permanent living situation/long term foster care.
• Youth in care who are at risk of aging out of foster care, which includes youth age 16 and under in out-of-home placement who have a permanency goal of other planned permanent living arrangement/long-term foster care.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
Contact the YES! Academy Case Manager Kathy Morgan at 303-974-2911 (Denver Metro area)
or toll free at 1-866-303-5030
YES! Academy is produced in affiliation with: