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The legislation, an expansion of the Fostering Futures’ Middle-Class Scholarship program, guarantees foster youth access to grants that will pay for food, books, and campus housing.
As reported by KTLA, “Officials say the program serves to both increase the likelihood that foster youth can reach their educational goals and also better prepare them to enter the next stage of their lives, whether that involves pursuing an advanced degree or entering directly into their chosen career path, by providing the opportunity to begin their next chapter debt-free from higher education.”
While most foster youth want to attend college — 93% in California expressed that desire — a meager 4% will attend and graduate with a degree due to the general cost of living, which is more difficult for them to afford.
The new legislation is heartening for students in foster care who seek not only a college education but also the stability and opportunities it can provide as they approach young adulthood.
Source: Black Enterprise