The Perfect College Support System for Foster Youth
Last week, The Imprint summarized a report on improving the post-secondary education outcomes of students who are foster youth or aged out of foster care. Interestingly, the report led with a list of promising local programs from around the country, followed by sections identifying challenges for such youth and policy recommendations to help address those challenges.
FAFSA Form Now a Prompt for Foster Youth Assistance
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known by its acronym, FAFSA, will now lead to notifications for current and former foster youths about educational assistance programs. And it was a former foster youth, who came to Washington for a summer internship, that started the ball rolling.
Educating Children Without Housing, 4th Edition
This book addresses the federal educational mandates related to homeless students under the McKinney‐Vento Homeless Assistance Act. The manual provides innovative strategies for educators and school administrators, state coordinators and policymakers, and advocates and attorneys to play a role in ensuring the education rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness.
Dear Foster Girl, Woman: Fixing Foster Care Starts with Just Using it Less
“Dear Foster Girl, Woman” is an occasional column written by Georgette Todd, a writer and former foster youth. Dear Foster Girl, Woman, What are some ways you think foster care can be improved?
Group Schools Hill Staffers on Foster Youths’ Educational Struggles
A national working group conducted back-to-back briefings with Capitol Hill staffers on Jan. 28th, urging them to consider how the federal government can help improve the flow and quality of education for children in the foster care system.
Dear Foster Girl, Woman
“Dear Foster Girl, Woman” is an occasional column written by Georgette Todd, a writer and former foster youth. Dear Foster Girl, Woman: What is the best way to prepare foster youth for the real world?