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Education is the Lifeline for Youth in Foster Care

The National Work Group on Foster Care and Education (facilitated by the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education) provides numerous resources for youth and alumni of foster care, particularly focused on educational access and achievement.

In the Educational Outcomes Fact Sheet, national data is reported to contextualize the barriers for youth and alumni of foster care in education.  The report address eduation as "the lifeline for youth in foster care."  In this report, you will find:

  • Research highlights on education and foster care
  • National foster care data
  • Data on the impact of changing schools
  • Research on the importance of quickly and consistently enrolling youth in foster care in school when placement changes
  • Research on school attendance
  • Information regarding the need for support systems to succeed in education
  • Information focused on the need for financial aid
  • Programs that are successfully helping students from foster care achieve academically

You can access the full report by clicking on the PDF link on the right.

Your donations help make a difference.

Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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