California Invests in Education for Incarcerated Youth
Amid historic reforms to California’s youth justice system, the state is investing in higher education for young people in lockups.
Transition-Aged Foster Youth Deserve Supplies and More
There are various ways to ensure all transitional-aged foster youth are able to receive necessary supplies for school, writes Jasmine Mora.
Never Too Old for a Full Backpack
As I got older and eventually entered college, I realized support was not something I could rely on forever, writes Alex Guerrero.
Plant the Seeds of Success
All it takes is just a little notice, a glance, and a bit of water to prove that not every plant is so defeatable. I like to think that we, foster youth, are the same way, writes Loe Renee.
California Expands College Education for Youth in Juvenile Detention Centers
Project Change offers college classes inside San Mateo County’s juvenile hall, as California expands similar opportunities statewide.
Getting the Support to Succeed After Reunification
Because of reunification, I wasn’t able to receive the same support that those who age out of foster care receive, writes Erial Pree.
The Financial Life of a College Student
Youth who have experienced foster care have to pay for college by themselves without being taught how to handle money, writes Izzy Wagner.
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.