Youth Transition Funders Group
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Through collaboration and strategic alliances, we are working to ensure that every young person, no matter how bumpy his or her path, can get back on course. We want to make sure that every young adult has the education, skills, and supports to be truly Connected by 25.

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The Youth Transition Funders Group is a network of grantmakers whose mission is to help all youth make a successful transition to adulthood by age 25.

Most young people make a safe passage from adolescence to adulthood with the support of their families, caring adults, communities, and schools. However, youth with few supports – such as teens aging out of the foster care system, youth who don't finish high school, or youth in the juvenile justice system – need help to find the right path to success.

YTFG is dedicated to improving the lives of the 3 million young people, between the ages of 14 and 24, in need of extra support.

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Joanne Jaxtimer, Managing Director & Regional Executive for New England
BNY Mellon

What is your role within BNY Mellon, and what interested you in the work you do?

As Managing Director of Corporate Affairs for New England, I oversee BNY Mellon’s efforts in philanthropy, volunteering, fundraising, and social responsibility. I’m also a Regional Executive of New England, and in that role, I help bring together our company’s interests in government and legislative affairs and work to foster community partnerships.

 

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