The Power of Community
In October, I attended the Blueprint for Success Conference hosted by John Burton Advocates for Youth, which brings together professionals who support foster youth in higher education. After a few years of the conference being on hiatus because of the pandemic, we were finally able to convene.
While Supplies Last
There I was, freshly graduated from high school, knowing that I had been accepted as a first generation college student to attend Fresno State University. Yet, I remember being very sad because I did not know what to expect or what college was going to be like.
Why Do We Need To Support College-bound Foster Youth With School Supplies?
After I graduated high school as a single teen parent, I was filled with an overwhelming sense of pride because of what I had accomplished and where I was planning on going.
Don’t Zip Us Out
Walking across any school yard or college campus, it’s easy to spot the most common student accessory: the iconic backpack. Slung over shoulders, college students use backpacks to carry belongings from one side of campus to the other.
How I Fought for a Law That can Impact Foster Youth Going to College
I spoke in front of the Minnesota House of Representatives and explained how this bill would benefit us in college, writes Antania Goff.
As a Foster Youth, My High School Didn’t Prepare Me For Higher Education
Lacking support in school caused me to focus less on my academic goals and focus more on an unstable social life, writes Nelly Braxton.
Grieving the Loss of Housing and My Mother While Navigating College as a Foster Youth
Walking in your truth will give you the motivation and determination to get your college degree, writes Esther Taylor.
Making my Dream of Attending College Possible
Now that I'm a grown-up who makes their own decisions, figuring out how to attend college is not easy at all, writes Sabrina Ortiz.