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Success Stories Foster Care Heroes

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Every month we honor a special foster care hero. See below for this month's honoree!

Many of our students and alumni would not be where they are – in colleges and training programs, making careers, and raising families – were it not for the support of a special person or organization. Foster parents, caseworkers, CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates), educators, mentors, coaches and more all make a difference in the lives of America’s foster youth. Every month we celebrate one such Foster Care Hero. Check out this month’s hero below!

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4 Ways to Spin Your Thanksgiving

Volunteer Have you ever helped your foster brother with his homework? Or listened to your best friend vent about a bad breakup? Didn’t it feel great to know you were able to help someone else, especially after your brother or friend thanked you for lending a hand in their time of need? Now imagine that [...]

Money Matters! Lacresha White Explains Why

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

  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.