Free Phone Plans for California Foster Youth Likely to Become Permanent Program
The national nonprofit iFoster's free cell phone program has recently been evaluated by state officials with the Public Utilities Commission, which is recommending a $10 million ongoing investment and making the offering a permanent fixture for foster youth in California.
A $22 Million Plan to Connect California Foster Youth with Free Phones and Internet
Deitrick Foley has had 12 different phone numbers since he got his first phone at age 13. But throughout an adolescence spent in foster care, the one number Deitrick always keeps on speed dial is that of his twin brother, Devonte.
Bridging the Digital Divide to Help Youth Succeed After Foster Care
According to a study released today by nonprofit organizations iFoster and Foster Care Counts, a researcher at the University of Southern California found that access to a personal computer positively impacts the lives of youth in foster care.