As the people who nurture and care for children  in state custody on a daily basis, Resource Parents are on the front line of a student’s educational well-being.   Foster and kinship families support school success by making school activities a priority,  offering encouragement, communicating with school personnel, and often by providing the transportation necessary to keep a child in their home school.

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General Resources

 

FAST FACTS: Educational Stability and Well Being for Youth in Foster and Out of Home Care

A quick reference sheet with data on the importance of educational stability for youth in out of home care.

Educational Advocacy Guide for Caregivers

A complete guide for Caregivers on how to promote educational stability and success and well as advocate for the youth’s needs.

Confronting Stereotypes of Youth in Foster Care – Video

A video that addresses the stigma and stereotypes youth in foster care face.

Forward Advocacy Foster Care and Education – Video

A video that addresses the needs of foster youth as they transition past high school to higher education.

Confronting Stereotypes of Youth in Foster Care – Video

A video that addresses the stigma and stereotypes youth in foster care face.

Forward Advocacy Foster Care and Education – Video

A video that addresses the needs of foster youth as they transition past high school to higher education.