This resource is a product of Building Changes' Education Work

Our goal is a collaboratively developed resource that is useful, inclusive, and sustainable. This online tool is intended to be youth-centered, and useful for providers who support students experiencing homelessness and/or housing instability as they transition out of high school. More specifically, it includes information to help young people explore options to meet their needs towards achieving stability, so that they can envision and pursue whatever avenue is right for them post-graduation. 

Youth Ascend Washington Goals

For Providers Who Support Young People Experiencing Homelessness

  1. Modeling positive youth engagement via the language, voice, and accessibility of the resource
  2. Helping providers feel well-resourced by consolidating resources that could be useful when supporting a young person transitioning out of high school
  3. Strengthening and building upon the providers’ relationships with youth, and honoring the resilience of the young people they are serving.
  4. Building a network of champions and advocates serving students, youth, and young adults experiencing homelessness and housing instability across the state.

Connecting young people experiencing housing instability or homelessness to resources for life after high school.

For inquiries please write to info@buildingchanges.org, with “Ascend WA” in the subject line.