Collaborative Impact: Freedom 4 Youth

We are excited to announce a new addition to the Youth Interactive Collaborative!

Welcome aboard, Freedom 4 Youth!


What is Freedom 4 Youth?

Freedom 4 Youth is a comprehensive, grassroots program that empowers youth within and beyond the juvenile justice system. F4Y provides personal and leadership development, one-on-one mentorship, and tailored transition support to help youth progress from detention to freedom while identifying fulfilling careers, pursuing higher education, and nurturing their families. The stories of the youth they serve demonstrate that their compassion and commitment pay off with decreased recidivism or re-incarceration rates, positive career and education outcomes, and increased community engagement. 

“Youth Interactive has championed a beautiful co-location of youth directed organizations and services, so we are super excited to be joining the team!”

How can we and others help support F4Y?

Freedom 4 Youth has many products in the YI Shop now, including sweatshirts, hats, backpacks, and candles. 100% of the proceeds Freedom 4 Youth earns directly benefit their youth. Their premium, hand-poured, all natural soy candles are made with essential oils and contain no synthetic fragrances, toxins, or paraffin. All candles are made by those who are currently or formerly incarcerated.  Purchasing a Freedom 4 Youth product is supporting F4Y and the youth they serve. Thank you for your support of local youth who are "at-promise."