Paragon Partnership provides mentorship, housing, and personal encouragement to young adults that have aged out of foster care after they turn 18. All of the residents at Paragon Partnership are moving forward with educational goals ranging from GED (General Education Diplomas), to High School or Technical Training, or are currently attending college at MDC or FIU.
The Paragon Partnership was founded in 2012 in response to the lack of resources for children aging out of the foster care system. There are only 3 programs in Miami-Dade County, including The Paragon Partnership, that provide long term housing exclusively for aged out individuals.
Since our program opened, 24 youth have participated in this program and out of the 24, 17 of these youth successfully completed the components of our supportive living program and are maintaining their independence. 60% of the participants have been able to obtain and maintain gainful employment while in the program through the generosity and participation of community partners. All of our participants are enrolled in GED, Trade School, High School or College classes and must remain so in order to maintain residency.
The Paragon Partnership has joined forces with local agencies and the community to make a difference in the lives of local foster children during the transition of Aging Out Process as part of an ongoing commitment to the community. The Paragon Partnership is proud to lend a voice to these young adults and aid the agencies that assist them.
Our mission is bridging the gaps between what the government provides and what youth aging out of foster care need to heal and thrive.
Executive Director / Treasurer
Board VP/Board Secretary
This organization's financial statements were independently submitted and have not been verified by The Miami Foundation.