Foster Youth Nationwide Gain Priority for Free Online Tutoring
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.
New York City Advocates Ask De Blasio For $50 Million for Foster Youth Life Coaches
Dozens of human services agencies and foundations in New York City are asking Mayor Bill de Blasio for a $50 million boost to the budget for foster care next year. The funding would go toward full-time life coaches and tutors for current and former foster youth from middle school through age 26, a model that nonprofit foster care agencies say has shown promise for teens in their care.
FosterClub and InsideTrack Partner to Coach Foster Youth into College
With an aim to help more foster youth attend and complete college, nonprofit organization FosterClub is partnering with educational services company InsideTrack to provide college-related “coaching” to 12 current and former foster youth in seven different states.