Mississippi Youth Voice is a project of First Place for Youth in partnership with the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.
Since 1998, First Place for Youth has been providing California foster youth with the support they need to build the skills for success in school, work, and life as they make the transition to adulthood. In 2017, First Place launched the My First Place Affiliate Network, allowing them to expand their reach through strategic partnerships with other organizations and states.
As part of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative works in states and local communities across the nation to increase opportunities for current and former foster youth. The organization works to advance policies that best serve the needs of transitioning foster youth, develops tools and research to drive improvements in foster care, and promotes the economic well-being of young people through the Opportunity Passport® matched savings and financial literacy program.