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Foster Progress

Program Description

Foster Progress provides college educated, highly trained, one-on-one mentors to youth in foster care desiring to attend college. We connect students to scholarships and grant money already available to them, as well as providing scholarship money of our own, which students earn just for meeting with their mentors. We partner with the family, the high school, the foster care agency, and the college to provide a web of support for young people. And we advocate at colleges and at the state level by sharing resources and promoting better practices and policies proven to encourage youth's success.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • White: 20%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 20%
  • African American: 60%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 5
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 1

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk

First-Generation

  • More than 75%