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- Posted on 02/01/2013
Family Design Resources along with our partners in the Youth Mentoring Collaborative released the report “Mentoring Needs of Foster Youth in Higher Education,” which summarizes the findings from an evaluation of the mentoring needs for former foster youth who are enrolled in post-secondary education. Twenty percent of college-qualified foster youth attend college compared to sixty percent of their non-foster care peers, and degree completion for foster youth is as low as one percent compared with 24 percent of non-foster youth. These statistics compelled the Youth Mentoring Collaborative to perform a needs assessment of foster youth to gain their perspective on mentoring to support their educational pursuits.
- Posted on 01/31/2013
More than 585 people, an all-time high, packed the Harrisburg Holiday Inn January 23 and 24 to network with child-serving professionals from throughout Pennsylvania and to learn from compelling speakers, including Dr. Charles Williams III, Stoneleigh Fellow and Associate Teaching Professor of Psychology and Education at Drexel University. Dr. Williams spoke from personal experience as a former foster youth and counseled the audience on how to successfully engage youth specifically with regard to developing mentoring programs.
- Posted on 01/06/2012
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