foster youth education
University of California Foster Students Organize to Demand Better Treatment on Campus
A group of foster youth attending the University of California has called for additional on-campus resources to address their barriers in higher education.
California’s Foster Youth UBI Bill Moves Forward, Bolstered By Promising Results from Similar Local Program
A bill moving through the state Legislature aims to bring the same guaranteed monthly income, or UBI, to former foster youth statewide.
California Leaders Push to Reverse Plummeting Statewide College Enrollment
A new study found a steep drop in college enrollment this spring — particularly in community colleges, which often serve more low-income students, foster youth and others who experience barriers to higher education.
Advocating for Yourself Starts with Exploring Your Resources
Writer Tatiana Lemire offers practical advice on resources as well as encouragement for foster youth interested in pursuing college.
Foster Youth Nationwide Gain Priority for Free Online Tutoring
Foster Youth Need Support in High School to Succeed in College, New Report Shows
A new report on educational achievement for foster youth found that to help them succeed in college, targeted supports need to start years before they walk on campus. The report, Pipeline to Success, focused specifically on the 21,186 foster youth in California’s 115 community colleges and the supports they needed to transition from high school to a successful post-secondary education.
California Looks to Expand Financial Aid Access for Foster Youth
A California legislator is looking to amend the state’s college aid program for foster youth so it covers more students and loses fewer of them to academic problems. The Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) is a federal-state match program that provides up to $5,000 per year to current or former foster youth to help with the costs of college.
California Foster Youth Builds Award-Winning App to Help Fellow Fosters Get to College
A Bay Area foster youth is racking up attention — and prize money — for an app he developed to help connect foster youth to services that will help them get into college.
Nevada College System Passes Tuition Waivers for Foster Youth (Updated)
Update: The proposal to waive tuition and fees for Nevada foster youth was passed by the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents on Sept. 6. The Board also decided to expand eligibility for the waiver to any student who have spent time any in foster care since age 14, rather than 16 as originally proposed.