Preparing Youth For Adulthood Program

Preparing Youth for Adulthood (PYA) Program is designed to prepare our young people, ages 14 to 20, for the transition from foster care to self-sufficiency.

Beginning in 1989, the PYA program now celebrates 25 years of helping foster children define their path.

Programs include:

  • Educational workshops
  • Tutoring and SAT prep sessions
  • Weekend life-skill retreats
  • Exploring career opportunities and options


CMCS offers vital support empower our youth to be confident and self–sufficient individuals as they enter adulthood.

Whether they would like to explore higher education or pursue vocational training, our dedicated staff identifies each individual’s unique talents and sets them on a path to achieve their goals. CMCS provides ongoing support for our young adults even after they have aged out of the foster care system. Our PYA Program remains a cornerstone component of our programming offered for children in foster care, supported by our belief that empowerment, education and employment are the key components to a successful life. In addition, CMCS has established an alumnae group which has become a trusted and valuable resource to our agency.  This group of former foster care youth has reunited with the community and has become mentors for the current children and youth of CMCS.

Contact to find out more about our PYA Program.