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CASA Speaker Series

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Friends Center

1501 Cherry St.

Rufus Jones Room - 1st floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Research tells us that 70% of foster youth aspire to go to college, yet they attend at less than half the rate of their peers.

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Come learn what work is being done in PA to make higher education more accessible and successful for youth leaving the foster care system.

PRESENTERS:

Sarah Wasch, MSW, Program Manger, The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice, and Research

Nadia Mozaffar, Esq., Staff Attorney, Juvenile Law Center

WHAT THIS TALK WILL COVER:

  1. What the research tells us about:
  • Foster Youth going to college
  • Foster Youth graduating from college
  • Barriers Foster Youth face getting in and staying in college

2. Action Steps:

  • Preparing Youth in Care for college - what supports are available, what should be provided under the law.
  • Fostering Independence through Education Waiver - new law in PA
  • Campus Support Programs in PA for Foster Youth

3. Questions & Discussion

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST PROVIDED

Suggested Donation $25

PA CLE Approved (1.5)

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1501 Cherry St.

Rufus Jones Room - 1st floor

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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