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 in Boone County, MO. 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 for youth through Veterans United Home Loans and other community worksite placements. 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.

Case Management 

Flourish case managers provide both direct and indirect case management work to provide Flourish youth and their families with individualized support.

Community Engagement 

Flourish works with the Boone County community to increase needs awareness and build capacity for change within the area.

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

160 requests
$52,342 total funds given


48 total interns
4,756 programming hours completed


169 students
$106,345 earned

Flourish Home

22 students housed
3,970 total bednights

Mentoring & Volunteers

185 mentors/volunteers from VU
512 mentoring hours


146 recipients
$573,085 awarded

Case Management

4,480 hours of direct & indirect case management work

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