NCSET Information Brief: Foster Youth Who Have Succeeded in Higher Education: Common Themes
Part of the NCSET Information Brief series.
- Thomas Lovitt, John Emerson
A brief examining common themes among eight foster youth who have earned a college degree despite barriers.
All young people, including foster youth and youth with disabilities, can succeed academically given adequate support and advocacy from educators, professionals, and their caregivers. Casey Family Programs interviewed eight former foster youth who recently graduated from college. Their perspectives on going to college and obtaining a degree despite numerous barriers presents an opportunity to learn how other young adults like them might be better supported.
Some content is out-of-date
- April 2008
- Volume 7, Number 1
- National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
- Education practices (K12 and transition)
- Transition planning
- Youth development and leadership
- Specific life stage
- Adolescents and young adults