Building A Stronger Community


The Youth First Partnership, consisting of representatives from the City of Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania Counties, Healthy Families Rappahannock Area, the Office on Youth, and the Rappahannock United Way, organizes Youth First to bring our local youth serving agencies and workers together.

Our mission is, “To build a stronger community by promoting collaboration among youth serving agencies”.  We have a common vision to provide an annual venue to share resources and ideas, and to promote communication and collaboration between agencies.

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“Giving Tree”

Each Year, the Youth First Partnership selects an agency or organization to spotlight and receive donations provided by Youth First Conference attendees.  This year, the Giving Tree recipient is FailSafe-ERA!  FailSafe-ERA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to be the anchor in the community for individuals affected by incarceration to reach their goals, enhance family bonding, and rebuild our communities.

FailSafe-ERA asks that participants provide gift cards from Walmart, Target, BJs, Costco, Giant, Weis, or any gas card, or general VISA gift card.  Gift cards will be collected at registration.  Any participant who donates a gift card will receive a door prize token!