Youth Stories & Photos

2017 VYH Youth Artist in Residence: Mecca

VYH is so excited to announce Mecca as our 2017 Youth Artist in Residence! Mecca is a high school junior and participant in the Montgomery County Adolescents Achieving Independence program, which helps current and recently released foster youth to complete their education, locate permanent housing and jobs, and learn life skills. Mecca plans to attend […]

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YOUTH SPOTLIGHT: Cailey

    Cailey is 18 years old and is currently living in West Chester, Pennsylvania in the Supervised Independent Living Program at Valley Youth House, where she has been residing since April of 2016. Cailey graduated high school in 2016, and has taken a few college courses since her graduation. Cailey spends much of her […]

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2017 Young Achiever, Christopher Heard

VYH is delighted to announce our 2017 Young Achiever is Christopher Heard! Chris is an active member of the Achieving Independence Center and has displayed self-sufficiency in a myriad of ways in the time VYH has worked with him. In the fall, Chris participated in Power Corps programming in addition to his work with the […]

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YOUTH SPOTLIGHT: VYH Chester County Youth Advisory Board

March Youth Spotlight – Chester County Youth Advisory Board This month, we’re recognizing the Chester County Youth Advisory Board (YAB)! After a change in Board organization, new staff members, and the integration of 14 and 15 year old members, the board grew exponentially and now has over 15 active and attending youth who are participants […]

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Youth Spotlight: Mariah

This month, we’re recognizing Mariah! Mariah entered foster care in 2008, and stayed in our Bucks County Shelter in 2012 and from 2013 to 2014. Despite frequent interruptions to her education and sometimes-chaotic living environments, Mariah remained an excellent student and a role model at the shelter, remaining caring, easygoing, and eager to help staff as […]

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AIC Member Wins Indego Bike Share Essay Contest

VYH Achieving Independence Center (AIC) member Sway Hill was featured on Slate.com after winning an essay contest speaking about why she loves Philadelphia’s Indego bike share program. Sway starts each day by dropping her children off at daycare and making a 2 mile journey on an Indego bike to her first job, as an assistant crew leader at […]

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Setting the Stage 2016 Recognizes Youth Speaker: Ashley

Our youth speaker for Setting the Stage with Elton John is Ashley, the winner of the Valley Youth House Speaker Series!  At the event, Ashley was presented a plaque and $500 to further her studies.  Read the transcript of Ashley’s speech below:   “There will never be a right time in your life to do a great […]

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Youth Spotlight: Keegan

This week we are recognizing Keegan. This summer, Keegan has been taking classes at West Chester University, while also balancing several jobs.  She is very goal oriented, has a strong work ethic and is excited to be able to pursue a career in the field of psychology.  Keegan has been a joy to work with […]

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