In this course, you can expect to learn:
Available supports to ensure foster youth go from matriculation (college admission) to graduation
About specific and general educational resources available to foster youth
How to help foster youth transition into life after foster care
Step 1 (15 min)Watch this TEDx Talk by Robert Duke, Administrator at Azusa Pacific College to see how higher education can become a reality for more foster youth.
Step 2 (5 min)Read the story of Elexus to better understand the potential struggles foster youth face while attending college, and how to overcome them.
Step 3 (10 min)Read how Casey Family Programs’ “Fostering College Success Mentoring Program,” a public-private collaboration is not only increasing higher education access for New York’s foster youth, but ensuring academic success as well.
Step 4 (10 min)Read/watch how programs like Great Expectations in Virginia are helping foster youth attend and succeed in college.
Step 7 (10 min)Review FosterClub’s Transition Toolkit “Education” section. Foster parents use this invaluable tool to help foster youth develop a comprehensive transition plan with a team of supportive adults.
Step 8 (10 min)
Join the Discussion in the comments below to answer the following question:
How can you help foster youth find and obtain resources to support their educational needs?