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By admin — Mar 3, 2014

Matt Slocum/AP Photo​ Every school has it’s own unique courses and curriculums. Every time a foster youth moves schools, their course work and curriculum changes as well. This is far from a recipe for success, and a huge part of the reason only 50%... Read more

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By Rosalina Burton — Sep 2, 2016

It is that time again. You're going into the big bad world of education and you're not sure if you're ready, if you want it, if it is even worth it. I know the feeling. I have not written a post for a while, but today I just wanted to write and you... Read more

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By Tubaman05 — Aug 14, 2016

Unlike many, I never had someone treat me less than due to my status as a foster youth. However, I did have people look at me differently- just not in the way you would think. I have always been expected to succeed, regardless of my situation, being... Read more

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By lilrocker392 — Aug 12, 2016

There have been countless times where I was told I could or could not do something due to my status as a foster youth. I was not one to have low expectations and standards of myself but others have had that intention. There have been certain things... Read more

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By edie — Jul 12, 2016

This week we were asked to look into resources within our own states. I know this is something that means a lot to me considering that when I wanted to find out something out I felt like I had to do it all on my own with no resources. Some of the... Read more

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By Cristal Ramirez — Jul 9, 2016

Hey there fellow Californians! Want to know a few resources that are available to you as a foster youth? I hope the answer to that is yes! If the answer was not a yes, I still encourage you to keep reading, I promise it’ll still be a tad bit... Read more

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By Casey Preston — Jul 5, 2016

Some of the resources in Texas may include things like a tuition waiver. A tuition waiver takes care of the payments for classes. The tuition waiver is beneficial in all Texas state funded colleges or universities. If it is a private school such as... Read more

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By donr92 — Apr 7, 2016

Looking back to when I became an All-star 5 years ago and another 10 years ago to when I entered foster care, many lessons have been learned, the hard and not so hard way. At 24 I've really started to understand the importance of having fruitful and... Read more

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By coxange1 — Aug 9, 2015

I spent most of my childhood on the fast track to a life destined for failure. My father was extremely abusive and my mother signed off her rights because she did not believe that her love was enough. The vicious cycle continued when my adopted... Read more

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By Celeste — Dec 19, 2010

State Policies that Support Youth Transitioning from Foster Care and the Easy-to-Use State Child Welfare Policy Database Join us for a Webinar on December 20 How Do the Foster Care Policies in Your State Compare to Other... Read more

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