• Beyond Emancipation

    Our mission is to support young people as they imagine and create their own life beyond foster care.​ ​

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Programs & Services

Beyond Emancipation uses an innovative coaching approach, Creative, Connected, Resourceful, Whole, throughout all our services.


Provides a safe and stable base for youth as they learn to thrive as young adults.


Help youth secure their high school diploma or GED and enter post-secondary education.


Prepare youth for a wide variety of living wage jobs and careers.


Support young people emancipating from foster care to help manage and overcome the challenges they face as they enter adulthood.

Consider the Facts

Each year, nearly 5,000 foster youth in California emancipate from the foster care system. In Alameda County between 300-400 youth leave foster care annually. With little education, few job skills, and often physical and mental health concerns, Alameda County’s emancipated youth are at very high risk for homelessness, substance abuse, unintended pregnancy, and incarceration.


Up to 50% of foster youth will experience homelessness at some point after leaving the system.


Over 69% of youth leaving care become involved in the criminal justice system


47% of youth leaving care are unable to obtain and maintain employment.

There are many ways you can help us provide services and programs to help former foster youth succeed.

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Meet the Youth

Each year, B:E provides services and support to over 500 current and former foster youth in Alameda County. We invite you to meet few of them: young men and women who have risen above the significant challenges of life in foster care and begun to build lives full of possibilities. Read their stories here!




Chareria & Jeremiah

B:E News

CBS News Bay Area

B:E youth participant and B:E coaches discuss navigating and supporting young people in foster care.

East Bay Times: Celena

She succeeded beyond her imagination

2023 Impact Report

Read about youth triumphs

Executive Director Receives National Award

The New York Life Foundation honored Vanetta Johnson and awarded B:E with a $25K grant.

East Bay Times: Jessica

B:E helps young people aging out of foster care.

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Our Partners

We sincerely thank all of our supporters and partners. You help us provide critically-needed supportive programs and services to over 500 Alameda County foster youth each year. We couldn’t do it without you! Read more about our partners here!

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Believing in a young person can make all the difference. Every one of us can contribute to the quality and health of our communities by supporting young people from foster care as they become adults. Make a difference in young people's lives.

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