The number of college assistance programs for current and former foster youth is growing, but there are still major gaps in helping students access them, according to a national survey of state-run colleges.
The goal of the survey, produced by the First Star Institute’s Foster Youth Success in College Project, is “to provide a more detailed current look at what these programs look like, how extensive they are throughout the country, and to detail best practices in place in different parts of the country.”
The number of programs serving students in higher education has expanded in recent years, according to the report. About half of the 50 states now have some form of college-based programs. Nearly 200 programs have been set up in all regions of the country, though that number does not include those at community or private colleges.
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