Terri, is one of the founders and the Executive Director of Hope's Path, a 501(C)3 non-profit organization dedicated to assist former foster youth 18-26 years old achieve their dreams through participating in a residential internship/apprenticeship program. The program provides a four pillar approach to assisting its interns to achieve successful sustainable independence: Soft Skill Development; Life Skill Development; Christian shepherding and mentors; and career readiness.
In 2014, inspired by a former homeless foster youth (Andrew May) who was struggling to achieve his academic goals at SHSU, Terri Jaggers led a small group of Christian leaders in creating a solution for homeless former foster youth. The reality for youth, like Andrew, who "age out" of foster care, are that most become victim to homelessness, poverty, crime, addiction, and/or sex trafficking. After nearly 3 years of researching best practices across the United States, Hope’s Path opened its million-dollar debt free facility in December 2016.
The program can house up to 12 young men, in private quarters, while they pursue their academic, personal and career goals (Click here to read the article in the Conroe Courier). Hope's Path continues to serve young men but is working towards a similar program and facility for young women. Update: Andrew May graduated from Sam Houston State University with his Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in May, 2017.
Hope's Path operates with the generous and helpful donations of the public. If you would like to contribute to this cause, donations can be sent electronically here.
For More Information Please Visit the Hope's Path Website for Programs & Applications, Volunteer Information and more.