Getting Into College Doesn't Always Guarantee Success For Foster Students.
Published: November-December 2018
Fostering Families Today
Vol. 18, No. 5 , p. 30-31
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In this article, a former foster youth discusses the challenges she faced when arriving at college. She describes the lack of family support, her inability to go home during school breaks, and her development of a nonprofit called “Tragic is Magic” which supports youth aging out of the foster care system in California who are attending a four-year college.
foster adolescents; postsecondary education; social isolation; housing; financial assistance; mentors