Category Archives: News
Written on January 29, 2012 at 2:52 am, by admin
“Hudson, a social work major with a 3.7 grade-point average, said his turning point came when a mentor showed him a path to his future. Social worker Alice Westery “saw me as a regular child,”Hudson said. “She helped me inspire change within me. (People in the foster care system) actually believed in me.” Link toContinue Reading
Great story about some former foster-youth in South Dakota who are making their way through college.
Written on January 23, 2012 at 2:55 am, by admin
“Hernandez feels the same. He is now a student at South Dakota State University where he is studying architecture. He still keeps in touch with some of his foster parents. There are still areas of his life that are touched by his past. He doesn’t have a home to go to over the holidays, orContinue Reading
Amazing story of foster-youth who has overcome huge difficulties. He’s succeeding at college and is now an advocate for foster-youth himself!
Written on January 17, 2012 at 2:56 am, by admin
From the article: As president of his local Youth Advisory Board and a peer mentor with Kids Central, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit agency, McCullough is that voice. He listens to kids in foster care and those who “age out” of the system, and takes their concerns to lobbyists in Tallahassee, Fla. He conducts speaking seminarsContinue Reading
Great story about a new law in California raising the age limit at which foster youth age out of the system from 18 to 21
Written on January 11, 2012 at 3:08 am, by admin
Key quote from a foster-youth: “I’m not grown up all the way, but I’m getting there,” Franks said. “For the youth that want to shoot high, they’re going to need help if they’re going to get off on the right foot.” Link the full story here.
Written on December 21, 2011 at 3:10 am, by admin
“Far too few foster kids know how to seek help when it’s needed. “After years of being labeled as ‘legal orphans,’ they are loathe to come forward, so institutions they attend are unaware of their needs,” she says. “We tell them to speak up and let people know they need help. We need more safe,Continue Reading
Written on November 28, 2011 at 3:12 am, by admin
Key quote: “There is not a safety net if they run out of money or if they have a bad day,” she said. They don’t have what most students have. Most student have the family safety net that absorbs them during tough times. They have the stresses of college and then on top of thatContinue Reading
Written on November 5, 2011 at 3:22 am, by admin
“As far as foster care goes, I was very fortunate. But succeeding in foster care shouldn’t be about luck. The abuse, neglect and uncertainty; the new places and the strange faces that muddled my home experience — all of this was bad enough without the compounding factor of a social and academic life in tatters.Continue Reading
Written on December 13, 2010 at 4:09 pm, by admin
“CSU’s new effort — the Fostering Success Program — looks to change that trend, at least for the 80 or so students on campus who have aged out of the foster-care system, said Siri Newman, collegiate-success coordinator for the Center fo…r Advising and Student Achievement at the university.” (http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_16843335)
Written on November 25, 2010 at 4:08 pm, by admin
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Written on September 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm, by admin
“He got up every day, went to school, became an all-conference football player, worked 30 hours a week. It was “against all odds,” King said, that he graduated from high school and enrolled in college.” (http://www.bakersfield.com/news/local/x1358125566/Teens-move-from-foster-care-to-higher-learning)
Written on March 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm, by admin
“One in four will end up incarcerated within two years of getting out of the foster care system…and one in five will end up homeless within that same two year period.”
Written on February 23, 2010 at 4:04 pm, by admin
“I want to scream to the world, hey we do exist,” – great story about a foster-youth trying to help Californian foster-youth have a better chance in the world once they turn 18.
Written on February 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm, by admin
“I’m a real boy now. I’m not a boy in foster care anymore.” Great story about connecting foster-youth with family members they never knew about.
Written on January 30, 2010 at 4:02 pm, by admin
Written on January 4, 2010 at 3:59 pm, by admin
“Ashley Williams moved 26 times and attended 23 different schools by the time she finished eighth grade. It was not the ideal adolescence growing up in foster care, but Williams bucked the odds for someone like her to make it to college and also prosper as a UCLA sophomore with a 3.3 grade point average.”Continue Reading
Great story about a former foster-youth (his name may be familiar…) who leveraged the resources of his local community foundation to help him pay for both his undergraduate degree and law school degrees
Written on January 4, 2010 at 3:58 pm, by admin
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