UCLA Summer Academy Steers Foster Children Toward College

UCLA Summer Academy Steers Foster Children Toward College

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photo by Sun StarFor foster children, the prospect of ever completing college is remote:  fewer than 3% of all kids in foster care ever earn a degree.

But a privately funded pilot program at UCLA hopes to improve the odds.

The kids live on campus, study, go on outings and for participating, they get laptops, flip cams and four UC credits.

“This program took me to another place,” one participant says.

(READ the story in the LA Times)

Photo by Sun Star

COMMENTS

  1. great story. Bridges to a Brighter future provides a similar program for under privilege youth in Greenville, SC. These programs are one of the few that create meaningful change for this age group with challenging backgrounds and social support.

    Unbelievable!