Solving Academic Inequity for Former Foster Youth

Mar 7, 2023

11:30am – 12:00pm CT

Recording: Solving Academic Inequity for Former Foster Youth, Mar 7, 2023

130,000+ unaccompanied homeless youth (UHY) and 5,000+ former foster youth (FFY) face homelessness each year. UHY and FFY transitioning into college are at a key crossroads and require additional supports. Many universities have campus support programs (CSPs) to support these youth, yet no empirical evaluations of CSPs exists. This presentation highlights the need for equity programming and the first empirical study of a holistic, trauma-informed CSP for UHY and FFY.

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Sarah Young

Kennesaw State University