The National Youth Recovery Foundation funds and promotes programs and initiatives that increase young people’s access to treatment and aftercare; support students as they continue and complete their educations; help young adults build career and social networks; and remove barriers to their sustained and active recovery. We work with Young People in Recovery (YPR) membership chapters to expand their leadership network in order to mobilize their peers and advocate for the public policy changes they need.
In 2013, we will:
- Award over 15 college scholarships to young people in recovery.
- Work to create more Collegiate Recovery Communities and sober college programs, recovery high schools, and extra-curricular services for young people in recovery.
- Launch 10 new Young People in Recovery (YPR) membership chapters in 10 states, adding 10 a year for the next three years, including virtual chapters for young people in rural areas who live too far away to attend in-person meetings.
- Convene 2 national YPR leadership conferences to provide social and career networking for young people in recovery.
- Advocate for public policy changes focusing on second-chance legislation and improving access for young people in recovery with co-existing mental health issues.