Expanded Tutoring Aims to Keep New York City’s Transition-Age Foster Youth on Graduation Path
A new organization launching in September will provide professional, long-term tutors to New York City’s current and former foster youth. With the coronavirus likely to keep the city’s schools closed or limited in the fall, the founders hope they can help youth stay on track to graduate, especially if they’ve recently left foster care.
High School Disruption Hurts My Heart
I, Jammy Harris, am a senior at Sunnyside High in Fresno, California. During this time, I might not be able to walk across the stage for my graduation. There is a chance that I won’t shake the hands of the adults who have impacted my life and receive a diploma in my hand.
Top Stories of 2018: Educational Stability for Foster Youth
We’re counting down 10 of the biggest stories The Imprint published in 2018. Each day, we’ll connect readers with a few links to our coverage on a big story from 2018.
Succeeding Its Founder, YouthBuild CEO Takes Program into Fifth Decade
In the late 1970s, a youth worker in New York City named Dorothy Stoneman started a program that paired entry into the construction trade with academic advancement to draw in youth who had fallen off the path to graduation and employment.
Louisiana Sets Up, But Does Not Yet Fund, Foster Care Up to 21
Louisiana, one of the only five states left with no offer of foster care support beyond age 18, took one important step toward extending care during this legislative session. S.B. 129, a bill submitted by State Sen.
Disability, Race and Reasons: What We Know, and Don’t Know, About Disparity in School Discipline
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report this month on school discipline with a topline finding that “black students, boys and students with disabilities were disproportionately disciplined (e.g., suspensions and expulsions) in K-12 public schools.”
Statewide Expansion for Washington Program to Boost Graduation Rates of Foster Youth
Seattle-based nonprofit Treehouse is planning to scale up its program to boost the high school graduation rates of foster youth in Washington over the next five years. Treehouse’s Graduation Success program matches “education specialists” with foster youth in high schools.
Tweet Chat on Education and Youth in Foster Care: Monday, December 18
The Juvenile Law Center and the Education Law Center are co-hosting a “tweet chat” about supporting educational success for youth in foster care. The chat spins off a recent issue of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook that focused entirely on foster youth issues.
L.A. County Foster Youth Celebrate Academic Excellence
Growing up with a homophobic father, Edgar Quintero had a difficult time building the confidence to own her transgender identity. At home, she was forced to suppress her true self. At school, she was teased for everything from the way she talked to the way she walked, Quintero said.
Higher Achievement Nabs $1.9M After-School/Summer Grant
The New York Life Foundation just announced a nearly $2 million investment to boost after-school and summer programs in several Mid-Atlantic Cities. Higher Achievement, a 41-year-old nonprofit based in D.C., will receive $1.89 million to serve youths in Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh, and Richmond, Va.