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Our Programs

Did you know...

Foster Care to Success provides $15M in funding for college, training and student support programs annually.

Studies show young adults rely on their families for emotional support and some financial assistance until they are 26 years old.

So what happens to foster youth who age out of the system when they’re younger?

Annually, approximately 5,000 turn to Foster Care to Success (FC2S) for the support they cannot get from a parent or guardian – like financial backing for college in the form of scholarships and grants, care packages and family-like encouragement, academic and personal mentoring, and help with internships and employment readiness skills.

Since 1981, over 50,000 foster youth have received information, advice, support or funding from Foster Care to Success, helping them to navigate the transition from care to adulthood through education with confidence.

Comprehensive, Family-like Support

Every student receives not only financial assistance but mentoring, career coaching, care packages, and birthday and holiday cards – AND they can call us 24-7 if they need to.

Learn more about our programs

The Casey Family Programs Continuing Education and Job Training Scholarship

If you received foster care, guardianship, adoption or Continuing Education and Job Training (CEJT) services from Casey Family Programs in the states of: Louisiana Montana North Dakota Oklahoma Oregon South Dakota Wyoming  and you are Currently receiving CEJT funding; or Starting or presently attending a technical school, college or university in pursuit of a certificate, [...]

Casey Family Services Alumni Scholarship

                 If you’re A verifiable alumnus of Casey Family Services Foster Care in: Connecticut Maine Maryland Massachusetts New Hampshire Rhode Island Vermont Between the ages of 16 and 49 (at the time of your application) and you’re Thinking about, starting, or currently attending college or university in pursuit of a certificate, associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s [...]

Aim Higher Fellows

Aim Higher is a peer-to-peer mentoring program that improves college readiness for foster youth who are still in high school by tapping the experiences and unique perspectives of successful FC2S Scholars. Aim Higher is designed to help foster youth gain a better understanding of the differences between high school and college and to develop the [...]

ReachUSA

Missouri and North Carolina offer unique statewide grant programs so their foster youth can attend public colleges, and asked FC2S to administer them based on our record of success.

The Book Club

Textbooks are expensive and out of reach for some former foster youth. The FC2S monthly Book Club provides textbook funding to needy college students.

Student Care Packages

Three times a year, we send care packages to students who would not otherwise receive them.

The Sponsored Scholarship Program

Each year, FC2S connects hundreds of sponsors like you to college-bound youth aging out of foster care – giving you the opportunity to help fund an education for a foster youth.

Red Scarf Project

Like our handmade red scarves, the Red Scarf Emergency Fund is tangible evidence of a caring community. Red scarf funds are allocated to students for medical expenses, transportation costs, rent, and even groceries and clothing when they have no other way to pay these bills.

Mentoring and Support

Trained, committed volunteers are matched with students to provide them with guidance though our Academic Success Program.

Education Training Vouchers

Eight states have partnered with FC2S to help current and former foster youth pay for college and provide the support they need to be successful.

Typically, less than 10 percent of foster youth graduate from college. With our support, that number rises dramatically: over 61 percent of our scholars graduate within five years, a percentage higher than that of the overall U.S. population!