The purpose of this project was to create an educational mentoring support program for youth in foster care, identify potential funding sources, and complete a grant application to fund this program with collaboration from a host agency. A thorough review of the literature was conducted to research the educational needs and challenges that are faced by youth in foster care and identify how best to address these needs. The proposed program is designed to improve youth entrance to post- secondary education and assist youth with self-sufficiency into adulthood. The program will utilize tutoring, mentoring services, support groups to address the educational, social, and emotional needs of youth and provide advocacy with the education and child welfare systems to improve the educational outcomes of this population. The Stuart Foundation was selected as the funder due to the foundation's dedication to education and child welfare issues which coincides with this proposed program. The actual submission and funding of this grant were not a requirement for the successful completion of this project.
|Commitee:||Meyer-Adams, Nancy, Wilson, Steve|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Education, Foster care, Mentoring|
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