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FC2S is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of college funding and support services for foster youth. We’ve helped over 50,000 foster youth since 1981.

From our Sponsored Scholarship Program to our Care Package Campaign – donate now or volunteer your time to help a foster student achieve success!

We help thousands of foster youth every year, but we can’t do it alone. Our programs are partnerships with volunteers and donors like you. We pride ourselves on giving you the opportunity to invest directly in the lives of young people who are trying to build brighter futures for themselves, their families and their communities.

We offer many meaningful and effective ways to get involved – from sponsoring a student’s education to buying textbooks, knitting scarves, or providing care packages. From the smallest act of personal kindness to the most generous financial contribution, we make it possible for individuals and organizations to help foster youth pursue the education they need to transition successfully into happy, productive adulthood.

There’s a Program for Everyone.

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Sponsor a Student: Each year, we connect hundreds of donors like you to college-bound foster youth. Find out how you can sponsor a student’s education.

Mentor a Student: We match trained, committed volunteers like you with students to provide them with guidance though our Academic Success Program. Become an academic success coach today!

Give a Care Package: We partner with allies like you to mail thousands of care packages every year. Opening a care package from FC2S gives our students tangible proof of support and makes them feel like part of a family. Find out how you can sponsor a care package!

Support the Red Scarf Project: Knit or crochet a scarf for a student or donate to the Red Scarf Student Emergency Fund.

Join the Book Club: A monthly donation of $20 or more purchases textbooks for students.

Speak, Guide and Support the Aim Higher Fellows: Our prestigious Aim Higher Fellows program brings students to the Nation’s Capital to participate in workshops and training sessions to hone their communication and presentation skills and learn how to share the FC2S Academic Success Model with foster youth in their home states. Find out how you or your organization can get involved!

Join Foster Care to Success: A contribution of $10 or more makes you a member of FC2S and eligible to join Alliant Credit Union, our dedicated partner in promoting financial literacy for foster youth.

From providing an internship to sponsoring thousands of care packages, find out how your corporation, nonprofit, NGO or organization can make a huge impact for foster youth.



“While we cannot undo the past, helping youth who experienced foster care connect with a community of caring volunteers, and providing the resources they need to attend college and graduate ready to enter the workforce, will go a long way towards moving them from dependency to an adulthood filled with options and opportunities.” – Foster Care to Success Executive Director Eileen McCaffrey