SB 12: Improving College Outcomes for Foster Youth Through Better Access to the Pell Grant, February 14, 2017 [Presentation Slides].
John Burton Advocates for Youth.
Published: February 2017
John Burton Advocates for Youth
235 Montgomery Street, Suite 1142
San Francisco, CA 94104
This slideshow presentation examines the reasons foster youth experience poor academic outcomes, the low rate of foster youth community college enrollees who persisted at least one year, and the impact of financial aid on retention and degree completion. California Senate Bill 12 (SB 12) then described that increases the rate of Pell Grants given to foster youth in foster care. Provisions of SB 12 are discussed and include: requiring a person to be identified in the case plan to assist the foster youth in the college and financial aid application process; automating the verification process for establishing dependency or warship status for foster youth; and expanding the number of Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support (CAFYES)-funded districts from 10 to 20 to allow campus support programs for more foster youth. The legislative timeline for SB 12 is provided. 19 references.
California; foster adolescents; postsecondary education; financial assistance; proposed legislation; youth services