Education First Compact: From Foster Care to the Graduation Stage – Supporting College Students Leaving “the System” – Mar 4

Posted by Philadelphia Education Fund on February 16, 2021

Youth involved in foster care experience unique challenges and barriers to educational attainment. Fewer than 2% of youth formerly in foster care complete a bachelor’s degree before age 25 compared with 24% of the general population. Compounding matters, Philadelphia has the highest rate of family separation among major US cities.

Supporting success for foster and former-foster care youth requires thoughtful and trauma-informed interventions at the high school level, through college, and beyond. What is being done, locally, and nationally to bridge these gaps and help students?

  • Brook Lenfest, President, Brook J. Lenfest Foundation
  • Tori Nuccio, Deputy Director of Financial Aid, West Chester University
  • Cecily White, Senior Program Coordinator, Camden Fellows, Rutgers University – Camden
Host: Farah Jimenez, President and CEO, Philadelphia Education Fund
Date and Time: Thursday, March 4, 2021, 9:00 to 10:15am


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