Success Story? A Loaded Term for Some Former Foster Youth
When I think about the “success stories” of the foster care system — and yes, I use air quotations over those two words — my mind doesn’t shift to the famous orphans-turned-millionaires and celebrities like Marilyn Monroe (who barely conquered the demons of her childhood) or Eddie Murphy.
Command Performance: Graduating Los Angeles Foster Youth Shine
On a majestic stage that has seen many renowned performers, few talents have put on an inspiring show of determination and resilience like the headliners last Thursday night. Family members, friends, social workers, educators and administrators gathered at Disney Hall to salute the academic achievements of foster youth in Los Angeles County as part of the 25th annual Celebration Graduation Ceremony.
Santa Clara County Children’s Agenda 2014 Data Book
The 2014 Children’s Data Book reports on how our children are faring in each of the four goals of the Children’s Agenda – safety, health, success in learning, success in life.
Summary of Educational Stability Provisions – Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act
The Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 (PL 110-351) builds on prior law by adding requirements that ensure the educational stability of children in foster care. Click here to read.