As a Foster Youth, My High School Didn't Prepare Me For Higher Education

5/15/2022

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

5/15/2022

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

5/13/2022

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.

Food Insecurity Among Former Foster Youth in College

5/12/2022

How the Student Loan Crisis Is Affecting Foster Youth

We need to remove the barrier of student loan debt for former foster youth who wish to pursue higher education, writes Sky Lea Ross.

A World Without Foster Care

5/11/2022

There’s Hope After Financial Hardships & Academic Disqualification in College

The foster care system needs to support foster youth through financial hardships and academic success in college, writes Tasha Matthews.  

Community colleges need to stop pushing remedial-class enrollments

5/10/2022

Community Colleges Need to Stop Pushing Remedial-class Enrollments

A California bill removes the requirement in community colleges of students to repeat math and English classes they passed in high school.

Want to Help Foster Youth Pursue Higher Education? Then, Pay for It.

5/10/2022

Want to Help Foster Youth Pursue Higher Education? Then, Pay for It.

Youth in foster care don’t really have a lot of options when it comes to paying for higher education, writes Gichera Loman.

Food Insecurity Among Former Foster Youth in College

5/5/2022

Food Insecurity Among Former Foster Youth in College

Students who experience food insecurity are learning to be unashamed in taking advantage of resources for sheer survival, writes Sky Lea Ross. 

The High Cost of Life After Foster Care

5/4/2022

The High Cost of Life After Foster Care

Even if one does not attend traditional college, there are other options available for youth exiting foster care, writes Kiana Deane.