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IF10450 – Foster Youth: State Support for Higher Education – 2016-12-08

IF10450 – Foster Youth: State Support for Higher Education – 2016-12-08 published on

Author: Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara
Pages: 2

Research indicates that current and former foster youth (hereinafter, ?foster youth?) face barriers in enrolling and completing post-secondary education. Along with specific federal programs, states are increasingly playing a role in providing support to foster youth attending institutions of higher education. Education-focused programs targeted to foster youth have generally not been rigorously evaluated to determine if they help this population in college.

 

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