Calif. Partnership Hopes to “Nudge” Foster Youth Toward Diplomas
At two California colleges, students who have spent time in foster care are getting words of encouragement from their most trusted companion: a cell phone. Advocates for California foster youth have partnered with a company that specializes in helping keep students on the path toward a diploma using text messages.
California OKs Free and Cheap Cell Phone Options for Low-income, Foster Youths
The California Public Utilities Commission has signed off on expanding the state’s emergency phone plan to include wireless devices. It is a move that will provide access to cell phones for many low-income young adults, including current and former foster youths.