In this course, you can expect to learn:
- the importance of educational stability for a foster youth
- how youth in foster care feel about their education
- the unique challenges foster youth face in their pursuit of education
- the role stability and positive advocacy contribute to a foster youth's education
Read the article written by a New York youth: "Too Many Schools" to gain perspective about the hardships many foster youth face attending school while in foster care.
Review the Annie E Casey Foundation article, "Youth in Foster Care Share Their School Experiences" , in which youth in and from foster care share their personal struggles with stability in education and how it has affected them long term.
Review the following article, "How will the every student succeeds act (ESSA) support students in Foster Care?" , which outlines what the Federal Law says about education for youth in care
Review the article developed by Advocates for Children of New York, which speaks to "The Importance of School Stability for Youth in Foster Care"
Join the discussion in the comments below to answer the following question:
What do you think is the number one issue with young people frequently changing schools?