Wow! Thank you to everyone for tuning in and supporting the dreams of young people during our virtual luncheon last Friday! It was an honor to spend an hour with our community, connecting through stories of challenge, perseverance, strength, and joy from Youthcare alumni, clients, staff, and friends. Thank you for joining us!

Together, we raised over $550,000 to continue building a community where every young person has the opportunity to thrive. Young people like Alvaro, who is finishing high school and hopes to be a pediatrician. Young people like Triston, who is now uplifting people in his community through his work and activism. Young people like Jayelan and Briana, previous YouthCare alum, who are now building their own careers at YouthCare by helping youth in our care see their potential and reach their goals.

Special thanks to our sponsors, our surprise guests, Macklemore and Lana Condor, our host David, our incredible youth speakers, and our amazing staff for eloquently taking the proverbial stage! We ended our time together with a poignant note on what it means to be a part of this community by Jason McGill, Associate Director of Engagement Services at YouthCare’s UDYC, and a youth-led journey into YouthCare’s programs!

Jason McGill, Associate Director of Engagement Services at YouthCare's UDYC
Jason McGill, Associate Director of Engagement Services at YouthCare’s UDYC

Youth speaker Alvaro said during the program: “I have never thought of myself as homeless. I have always thought of myself as on the way home.

Thank you for joining us to help young people on their journey home.

Below are some photos from our virtual program!

Miss our luncheon or want to re-watch some of the magic?

If you weren’t able to tune in, no worries! You can still watch, re-watch, and share our virtual luncheon video below and make a donation to support YouthCare’s life-changing work. If you’d like to share our virtual luncheon with your family or friends, just copy and paste this link:


We’ll cherish these moments from our virtual luncheon for many years. Thank you for supporting the dreams of young people. To learn more about our 2022 Luncheon, click here.