Twinspire understands the insurmountable odds that youth from low-income backgrounds and foster care systems face. Educational inequities and barriers impact many students, but those who are pushed out and marginalized are disproportionately experiencing the harmful effects of disparate policies, procedures, and lack of support.
Our mission is to advocate, empower, and educate young adults from foster care and economically disadvantaged backgrounds by equipping them with financial literacy tools, life skills, and educational resources.
We envision a world where underrepresented young adults and foster youth seek and attain higher education, pursue meaningful careers while inspiring their peers to develop and cultivate financial literacy.
Across the United States, there are approximately 440,000 foster youth. There are more than 55,000 foster youth in the state of California alone, and 35% of all California foster youth are living in Los Angeles County.
Additionally, 1 in 217 Angelenos live one check away from homelessness. Twinspire is a non-profit organization that inspires young adults to pursue higher education and become financially stable.
Twinspire serves as the nexus for non-profits that serve low-income students including foster and adopted youth. We aim to connect our participants to organizations that serve these populations so that our participants have the opportunity to serve and develop others who have gone through similar challenges.