To date, California has made very little policy change to increase the number of foster youth who enroll, persist and ultimately complete college, or career and technical education programs. The most significant development has been the creation of “campus support programs,” often known as Guardian Scholars Programs. These innovative programs have increased academic achievement for foster youth in college and yielded critical information about which practices result in higher retention and graduation rates. Yet they are available on a limited basis and do not address a range of barriers that prevent post-secondary achievement.
Author(s): California College Pathways, John Burton Advocates for Youth
Publication Date: 2015
Topic(s): College Access, Foster Youth, Higher / Postsecondary Education
Resource Type: Research / Report
Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals
Click to Download: No Time To Lose: A Policy Agenda to Support College Success for Foster Youth