Connected youth flourish.

We weave resources and relationships together so all youth can flourish.

So many of our youth are burdened by economic and educational barriers. We provide community and opportunity to support their development and success, in high school and beyond.

The Flourish Initiative enhances the lives of under-resourced youth in our community

We want to see youth become their best selves and lead their best lives. Flourish provides a safe and healthy home environment, supportive relationships and development opportunities for students at Douglass High School. Our hope is to support all aspects of well-being so our youth who experience major barriers can move from surviving to thriving.


The Flourish Home brings hope, safety, stability and compassionate care.


Flourish provides internship opportunities through Veterans United Home Loans. These internships take place in the summer after the students’ Junior and Senior years in high school.


All youth deserve an advocate who sees their uniqueness and helps them shine.

$AVES: College & Career Savings

A graduate with savings is more likely to succeed.

Emergency & Basic Needs Support

Safety, food, and shelter are the building blocks of flourishing youth.


Flourish scholarships for students of color are funded in partnership with Veterans United Home Loans and the Veterans United Foundation.

Fostering Life-Changing Opportunities

We have been busy since 2019! Check out the statistics below to learn about all the wonderful things we have accomplished.

Basic Needs Fund

130 requests
$44,471 total funds given


Prep I: 21 students
Prep II: 21 students


39 students enrolled
$43,402 earned

Flourish Home

19 students housed
1,601 total bednights


68 VU mentors
503 mentoring hours


202 recipients
$641,185 awarded

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