higher education


A Foster Youth’s Struggle to Pursue Higher Education

The academic journey for foster youth is fraught with challenges that extend far beyond the classroom, writes Arianna Henry.


Top Stories of 2023: From Incarceration to College

A selection of The Imprint’s most impactful stories from the past year


Fulfilling A Dream: Making College Accessible to Youth in Foster Care

New funding in Minnesota will help about 500 foster youth cover the cost of college tuition, fees, room and board and other living expenses. 


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


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


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.

    Cycling Through Foster Care and Juvenile Detention


    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 Support to Succeed After Reunification


    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.