The JourneyUP Mentor Project (JUMP) provides young people ages 16-24 formerly in foster care or facing homelessness with mentoring friendships, a community support, and connections to resources to overcome barriers to success.
At age 18, youth in foster care "age out" of state custody. Many have nowhere to go and no one to turn to for help. Without supportive relationships, they struggle with homelessness, legal issues, medical emergencies, personal care and poverty.
JUMP assists youth to develop life skills, accomplish goals, and find resources to become independent by providing access to adult mentors and to basic services such as housing, employment, educational opportunities, medical and dental, and mental health services.
The JourneyUP Mentor Project is a program of The Christmas Box International, the Utah-based nonprofit serving children, teens and young adults who are victims of abuse, neglect and homelessness. To learn more about all of The Christmas Box International's programs, click here.