4 Things Every Foster Youth Should Know Before College.
Published: September-October 2017
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 17, No. 4 , p. 20-21
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Written by a foster care alumni, this article discusses the challenges foster youth face when exiting foster care and pursuing a college degree. It explains college is a different type of hard, the need to choose the right type of heroes, the importance of building connections with the foster care community outside of school, and the benefits of sharing the status of a former foster care child.
foster adolescents; postsecondary education; academic achievement; school issues; resilience