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
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