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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

| April 7th,2015

Our work at Foster Care to Success is so intrinsically tied this issue, as some people fail to realize: children in the foster care system are not bad kids, rather they’ve had bad things happen to them. Every year, about 3 million cases of child abuse are reported in the United States, most of which [...]

Aim Higher Alum Creates Change at Her University

| March 31st,2015

Bette Maisel is a 2014 Aim Higher Fellow attending Notre Dame de Namur University. As a senior at NDNU, Maisel is leveraging her Aim Higher experience to design a program to support other foster youth attending her university. “The program will create healthier experiences for students transitioning from high school to college. We want to [...]

[Guest blog] The Importance and Impact of Protecting Foster Youth’s Credit

| March 10th,2015

Children and youth in the foster care system are at high risk for financial fraud because of their frequent moves and the fact that many – sometimes unscrupulous – people may have access to their personal information. A recent Los Angeles County study found that eight percent of 16- and 17-year-olds in the foster care [...]

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 [...]

Students from the Foster Care System Speak Out

| July 15th,2013

In a panel at the American Bar Association Conference on Children and the Law last week,  three successful students who’ve been in the foster system discussed what it was like trying to balance school, work, and the demands of living in the child welfare system. In their panel discussion – “Voices from the Child Welfare System” – the [...]

July 2013 Heroes

| July 5th,2013

We couldn’t choose just one hero for July, and if you knew the 2013 Aim Higher Fellows, you would know why. In early June, a group of 22 nervous college students gathered in Washington, D.C. as the inaugural Foster Care to Success Aim Higher Fellows. No one knew each other. Many hadn’t been to Washington [...]

Foster Care Highlighted on New Television Show

| June 3rd,2013

Have you ever liked a character on a television show because he reminds you of yourself? Have you ever connected with a character because you’ve gone through the same types of life events? People who’ve gone through the foster care system have had difficulty finding anyone exactly like them on TV – until now.   [...]

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