A new law in Italy on the protection of unaccompanied foreign minors took effect in April 2017. The legislation established 'volunteer guardians', people who freely choose to assist one or more minor migrants who have arrived in Italy without any parent or responsible adult. The guardians help foreign minors to enroll in school, obtain healthcare and to have appropriate legal protection. As of today, 2,100 Italians have applied to be volunteer guardians. It’s just the beginning, but the programme is already showing its valuable contribution to creating a better future for young migrants.