Tag Archives: foster youth

New initiative helps foster youth apply for college financial aid

24 January
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Although 85 percent of California’s foster youth want to earn a college degree, only 8 percent will finish an associate or bachelor’s degree before age 26. A new initiative from John Burton Advocates for Youth, in collaboration with the California Department of Education and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, is looking to change those numbers. The California Foster Youth FAFSA Challenge’s main goal is to increase the number of high school seniors in foster care who complete the Free...

Partial credit for foster youth—a tool for LCFF success

9 September
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The Local Control Funding Formula affirms the state's commitment to provide additional resources to students with greater challenges, foster youth among them. Because students in the child welfare system often move from home to home and school to school, they frequently lose academic credits that can put them at risk of not graduating on time....