Our Mission

Together We Can Foundation-Smart Transitions is a 501 (c) 3 charity registered in Virginia. Our mission is to improve outcomes for at-risk youth in transition to independent adult life and the workforce in Hampton Roads and Southeastern Virginia by ensuring that they are better prepared, more connected, and have a greater sense of optimism about their future.

Who We Serve

  • Foster Youth
  • Court Involved Youth
  • Homeless Youth
  • Economically Disadvantaged Youth
  • Emotionally or Behaviorally Challenged Youth
  • Youth Struggling with the Transition to Adulthood

And the educators, mentors, parents, agencies, social workers, parole officers, and youth program specialists that work with these youth.


What We Do

We are the premiere provider of success skills classes and resources for young adults in Hampton Roads. We specialize in working with at-risk populations. We partner with local organizations that serve youth by providing youth classes, resources, and staff training in areas such as:

  • Career identification and alignment
  • Effectively building and presenting a personal brand
  • Financial planning and money management for independence
  • Interviewing skills and the secrets of getting hired
  • Workforce development soft skills
  • Leadership and self-confidence

Our Outcomes (2022-23)

1419 Youth Served with Direct Programming in FY 2022-23

9905 Youth Served since 2010

Youth completed Life-Work
Portfolio Course

Youth with no intervention
  • 92%
  • 75%

High school
diploma 92%

  • 62%
  • 6%

Pursuing post-secondary education or skills training 62%

  • 78%
  • 16%

Finding Employment 78%

The Challenge:
Disconnected Youth

There are currently over 35,000 young people across Hampton Roads, Virginia, between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school. They are not aging into productive adult life and the workforce.

Introduction to the Smart Transitions Program

Click on one of our programs to learn more

Recent Graduates from TWC Smart Transitions – Where Are They Now?

One of the perks of our job is coming into contact with so many young people every day that are doing things in our community.  For me, it means very often that my contact with them doesn’t stop in the classroom but extends on to real life.  Last week in Michael’s while picking up last [...]

Connections: The Newsletter of the Together We Can Foundation March 2023

Trauma Informed Care and the Flexibility Mindset with Youth Populations

Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Tax Credits

Dear TWC Donors Interested in Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Tax Credits for tax year 2024, We do have a limited number of Virginia NAP Tax Credits available for donations. Any qualifying donation ($500.00 for individuals and $600.00 for businesses will receive the full 65% tax credit. NAP tax credits provide a significant tax benefit for [...]