Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An educational support program for foster youth to promote academic success: A grant proposal
by Tindula, Sara, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 80; 1522604
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jennings, Lisa
Commitee: Meyer-Adams, Nancy, Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Social studies education
Keywords:
Publication Number: 1522604
ISBN: 978-1-303-02016-2
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