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Success Story Foster Care Heroes

Wishing Our Parenting Liason a Happy Retirement!

| December 18th, 2014

Wishing Our Parenting Liason a Happy Retirement! She walks into the office wearing her infectious smile; her cheery laugh greets your ears long before you see her. She waves good morning as she heads for her desk, and as you wave back, suddenly, you’re happy because you know at some point in the day you’ll [...]

Survival Guide to Finals Week

| December 5th, 2014

Survival Guide to Finals Week No matter your major, class load, or level of comfort within your class – come test day, there’s always some degree of stress. Here are some tips on how to manage that stress by better preparing yourself for test day and FINALS WEEK. Day 1 of 5: Time Management Finals [...]

Money Matters! Lacresha White Explains Why

| November 20th, 2014

What happens when you put former foster youth in a room full of foster care professionals? Education…but the “teacher” may surprise you. On Nov. 17, 2014, the Child Welfare League of America hosted “Financial Challenges Facing Youth in Transition,” a panel discussion about how to create policies and practices to help foster youth with money [...]

Challenges and Solutions from the 2013 National Convening

| August 12th, 2014

  On October 22, 2013, an extraordinary group of invited individuals representing child welfare, higher education, and state, local and national organizations gathered in Los Angeles to collectively address the unique educational challenges of foster youth in postsecondary programs.

Meet Our 2014 Aim Higher Fellows!

| May 31st, 2014

Aim Higher

AIM HIGHER uses video and social media to engage foster parents, social workers, mentors and employers in FC2S’ national movement to link education and training to employment and successful adulthood.

Miguel O. was honored for his expressive writing

| May 29th, 2014

Miguel O.

AIM HIGHER – Miguel is a high school senior from Brooklyn, NY and grand prize award winner of the 16th annual Awards for Youth in Foster Care.  Over 50 NYC foster youth submitted entries to this contest honoring excellence in creative writing. 

Fanta K., boldly facing a new future

| May 28th, 2014

Fanta

AIM HIGHER – When Fanta arrived in the U.S. from Sierra Leone, the Maryland winters shocked her. “I came in June, but then around October the weather started changing. It was too cold!  I didn’t think I would be here for that long,” she says.

Tyler B. is achieving his goals

| May 27th, 2014

AIM HIGHER – Twenty-nine year old Tyler just received his associate degree – with honors – in Behavioral Science from Northeast Community College in Nebraska, and will now pursue his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Wayne State University.  He, and all those who care about him, are rightfully proud.