Project B.U.I.L.D. is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering homeless and foster youth to be responsible, productive members of their families and communities. Our mission is to make a positive impact on youths through the efforts of a dedicated mentoring team. Project B.U.I.L.D. works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities, and families to educate youth in six key areas of modern life: social responsibility, financial literacy, technology, family dynamics, wellness, and educational achievement.
Foster Youth Facts & Figures:
Approximately 25% of former foster youth experience homelessness within 4 years of being emancipated from the foster care system.
An average of 1 out of every 4 youth in foster care will become homeless within 4 years of aging out of foster care.
550,000 youths experience homelessness. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, each year approximately 550,000 youth without parents/guardians and young adults up to age 24 experience a homelessness episode of longer than one week. More than half are under the age of 18.
Approximately 19,000 youth are currently in the foster care system in the state of Florida. Additionally, there are over 600 youth waiting for permanent placement.
Sources: The Fact of Foster Care / The Current State of Foster Care (2021) / datacenter.kidscount.org, from (2021)
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Detailed Staffing for Project B.U.I.L.D.
Project B.U.I.L.D. provides an after school mentoring and community-based skills education program, 7 days a week at a ratio never to exceed the limit of 1 staff to every 2 youth. Schedules are developed and posted for all staff for coverage during emergencies to ensure proper coverage and ratios at all times.
Project B.U.I.L.D. seeks to identify, recruit and hire a qualified diverse staff that embodies our organizational values and has been working diligently to create a local network of colleges, businesses, and other resources to ensure a constant pool of candidates of employees and community partners. Prior to employment, all potential employees will go through a Level 2 background check.