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Guide a Scholar program-extending services to foster youth: A grant writing project
by Cruz, Daisy, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 75; 1517608
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to create a program, identify funding source, and write a grant to fund a program to assist former foster youth in their efforts to obtain a college education. An extensive literature review demonstrated the multiple challenges that former foster youth face once they transition from out-of-care including; homelessness, unemployment, unplanned pregnancies, involvement in the criminal justice system, lack of health care, and were less likely to graduate from high school. The proposed program "Guide a Scholar" aims to link and provide former foster youth with support services to promote their academic achievement, financial independence, and build healthy relationships. The Stuart Foundation was identified as a potential funding source based on the similar goals that matched this proposed program. Actual submission and/or funding of the grant was not a requirement for completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chambers, Ruth
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work
Publication Number: 1517608
ISBN: 978-1-267-46010-3
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