Foster youth deserve a chance to get an education as much as any other child but they face unique challenges. The schools that youth in foster care attend are often among the lowest-performing, foster students are more likely to be “old” for their grade level, and to perform poorly on standardized tests. Even if foster youth enroll in college, they are less likely to graduate with a degree than their non-foster peers. With these challenges facing the foster care system today, there are five vital ways we can support the youth and help them gain an education.
It’s not the youth – it’s you!
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