Getting By And Getting Ahead: Social Capital And Transition To College Among Homeless And Foster Youth.
Published: November 2018
Children and Youth Services Review
Vol. 94 , p.
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A study involving the academic pathways of 33 college students with a history of foster care placement, homelessness, or both, examined ways in which forms of social capital influenced the transition to college and early college experiences. Many students described receiving both social support and social leverage in high school through family members, teachers, and adult role models who provided encouragement or developed connections to resources and opportunities. In college, students relied on social support to meet basic needs and maintain enrollment financially and academically. Numerous references.
postsecondary education; foster care alumni; Family support systems; financial assistance; foster adolescents; mentors; family relationships; teachers role