Hope for My Brothers and Sisters Coming Out of Foster Care

As early as I can remember, my life has been an emotional rollercoaster. My family would go from being stable […more…]

Razing the Bar

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(408) 210-8898
Contact: Dontae Lartigue


Razing the Bar believes that relationships are the key to successful youth development. Through mentorship and housing support, we help transition-aged youth (TAY) achieve permanent connections and self sufficiency.

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We know you care about where your money goes and how it is used. Connect with this organization’s leadership in order to begin to build this important relationship. Your email will be sent directly to this organization’s Director of Development and/or Executive Director.

That is why I founded Razing the Bar, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive mentorship and housing support for foster youth as they age out of the system. I have seen too many young people grow up without one single positive, lifelong relationship – no one who they can count on to help them navigate life. I created a community that aims to do just that: build positive lifelong relationships with youth exiting systems, primarily foster care.
Dontae Lartigue
Founder, Razing the Bar

Raze the Bar for Transition Age Youth

Razing the Bar is working to help youth exiting the foster care in the Silicon Valley thrive. You can join Executive Director Dontae Lartigue in his mission. 

A donation of $12,000 will allow Razing the Bar to house one young person for a year.

A $10,000 gift pays for one year of utilities and Wi-Fi for the nonprofit’s nine-bedroom duplex just blocks from San Jose State University, which houses as many as 13 foster youth.

But more than anything, Razing the Bar seeks unrestricted, general operating grants to help the organization serve more young people.