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November 2006Vol. 7, No. 8Supporting Foster Youth's Postsecondary Education

Casey Family Programs has published a new resource in its series of guides to transition services for foster youth. The new guide, It's My Life: Postsecondary Education and Training, is designed to help foster youth successfully prepare for and complete postsecondary education or training. The guide's recommendations address specific areas of need, including:

  • Fostering high academic aspirations
  • Long-term planning and preparation for postsecondary education
  • Support in taking standardized tests
  • Choosing, applying for, and enrolling in postsecondary education
  • Obtaining financial aid
  • Adjusting to and completing college or training programs

Two appendixes provide information on Chafee programs for youth and on activities that children in foster care should complete every academic year, beginning in seventh grade.

The guide can be found on the Casey Family Programs website: (PDF - 1,007 KB)