Vita Nova, Inc. impacts poverty reduction in Palm Beach County by following its mission! Vita Nova is a safe bridge to independence for former foster care, LGBTQ and other homeless youth through supportive housing, education, employment and life skills training. As the voice of homeless young adults, Vita Nova is working to eliminate homelessness for youth ages 18 to 25 years old in Palm Beach County. The support that our team provides at Vita Nova, Inc. allows us to eliminate the many barriers that these youth may encounter. With the services that our provided by our team we are reducing poverty because we are educating the youth on financial literacy, maintaining employment, and assisting with housing stability. This all aids in reducing the impacts of poverty and it starts with the youth that we encounter. Let us share a story with you:
Let us tell you a story about a starfish.
One day, an old man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, "What are you doing?". The youth replied, "Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die."
"Son," the man said, "Don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't possibly make a difference!"
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then smiling at the man, he said...
"I made a difference for that one."
At Vita Nova, Inc. we are reducing poverty one starfish at a time.