Huckleberry Youth Programs: Bringing Hope to Bay Area Youth

by Maya De La Rosa Cohen May 10, 2016

Huckleberry Youth Programs: Bringing Hope to Bay Area Youth

Adolescence can be a difficult time for anyone. Teens from low-income communities face additional risks, obstacles and pressures that make these years even more critical, and potentially dangerous. With access to the right support networks, adolescence offers a unique opportunity to change course and make choices that will lead to a more promising and sustainable future.

Huckleberry Youth Programs has partnered with teens and families to overcome adversity and empower young people to maintain healthy life choices for over nearly 50 years. Through their comprehensive programs such as their Counseling and Family Support Services, Youth Health Centers and Wellness Academy they continue to help youth maximize their potential and realize their dreams.

Huckleberry Youth Programs - Clients

 

THE FACTS:

  • Huckleberry’s clients are high-needs underserved youth, aged 11-24.
  • Huckleberry House is open 24/7 and offers crisis services, counseling and emergency shelter to at-risk, runaway and homeless youth in the Bay Area.
  • Their Counseling Service Program is committed to providing accessible and stigma-free medical and mental health services.
  • Each year Huckleberry provides services to positively impact the lives of 6,000 young people.
  • Their Wellness Academy helps students become the first generation in their families to attend college.

Huckleberry believes in investing in the educational, mental, physical and emotional well-being of our youth. By offering extensive health education, workforce development, college readiness and emergency and crisis services, Huckleberry is able to provide life-improving and life-saving resources for thousands of young people every year.

Huckleberry Youth Programs offers safe, supportive and inspirational spaces for the Bay Area youth who need it most. FGS&Co. has partnered with Huckleberry to highlight their impactful work and to provide an opportunity for the community to support their efforts. View our curated collection of products here. For every purchase, FGS&Co. will donate 25% of net proceeds to Huckleberry Youth Programs.

Want to learn more about Huckleberry Youth Programs? Visit them at huckleberryyouth.org.

Interested in donating to their cause? Shop our online boutique and enter code HUCKLEBERRY at checkout. 25% of proceeds from your sale will be donated.





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