The purpose of this thesis project was to write a grant and explore funding sources that would facilitate the development and implementation of an educational support program for foster youth. An extensive review of the literature was conducted to investigate the needs and educational barriers of youth in the foster care system and discern how best to address these needs. A program was designed which utilized interagency communication, advocacy, and a support class to reduce disciplinary involvement and truancy as well as increase academic success among participating foster youth. The Stuart Foundation was selected as a funder because of the foundation's specified dedication to child welfare and educational issues, which synergized with the goals of the proposed project. A grant was written to support the generating of a three-year pilot program for foster youth at two selected junior high schools in San Luis Obispo County in California. Submission and funding of this grant were not requirements for successful completion of this project.
|Commitee:||Meyer-Adams, Nancy, Potts, Marilyn|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Social studies education|
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