Youth Program - Prepare youth to make a successful entrance in adult life
SOS Villages d'Enfants

Youth Program

Manon is 18 years old and at risk of falling in poverty. Together we can help her.

Manon, placed in care at the age of 19 months-old

In the actual context of health crisis, young people are more likely to suffer from the economic downturn and isolation. Youth from SOS Children's Villages can not always count on family support and are even more at risk of unemployment, poverty, hunger and poor housing.

18 Y-O

end of Child Welfare and care from the government.

70 %

of young people from Child Welfare have no degree.*

+ d'1/3

of homeless youth are former foster children.**

Sources : *L'Express **Insee

Prepare children
and youth in SOS villages
to make a successful entrance in adult life.

When they reach 18, children in foster care are regarded as adults and exit child protection. They are most often left to fend from themselves and without help, they are at risk of falling into poverty.

We work to prevent this injustice for the young people who grew up in our SOS villages.

Foster
academic succes
for each child

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Foster
academic succes
for each child

  • Individual and tailored educational path

  • Psychological and emotional support

  • Academic monitoring

  • Socio-educational and artistic activities

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Prepare teeanagers for an autonomous future

  • Development of an individual project

  • Experience of a semi-autonomous life from 16 y-o

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Prepare teeanagers for an autonomous future

  • Development of an individual project to help teenagers establish the foundations to prepare their access to majority

  • Experience of a semi-autonomous life from the age of 16, in transition space where their they learn to live independently and how to manage daily life (grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, budget…)

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Remain present
for all young adults

  • Continued counselling and support

  • Maintained relationship and financial help

  • Assistance in case of particular difficulties

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Remain present
for all young adults

  • Continued counselling and support

    • We are commited to guide young adults towards a successfull exit from SOS villages. We make sure they have a viable project to prevent them from falling into poverty and we offer them tailored guidance.

  • Maintained relationship and financial help

    • The youth benefit from a 2-years monitoring as well as financial support to help them settle in their new autonomous life (security deposit, furnitures’ cost, driving licence, sport or cultural activity…)

  • Assistance in case of particular difficulties

    • Guidance, housing, employment, financial support or access to employment… Whenever young people face a difficult times (unemployment, physical/psychological health problems…) which endangers their future, we are present to help them pull through and reconnect with their life.

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