VT-FUTRES (Vermont Fostering Understanding to Reach Educational Success) is a two-year collaborative project that targets the existing unmet needs for achieving improved educational outcomes for Vermont youth in foster care.
It has the following goals:
- To refine and implement statewide the Rock the GRADES toolkit, a set of educational stability strategies developed by the Justice for Children’s Task Force and piloted by a Vermont DCF resource coordinator, Joan Rock in the Barre, VT district.
- To enhance multi-disciplinary efforts on this issue through collaboration, outreach, and trainings, including the Endless Dreams Train-the-trainer curriculum.
- To collect data and use it to improve educational outcomes for youth in care.
- To engage youth in sharing their experiences and vision to support educational success.