Educational Stability for Children in Care
Every year the State of Georgia assumes the role of parent to thousands of children who have been neglected or abused by their families. The outcomes for the State's 7,000 children in care are dismal: 25% of foster children end up homeless, and 25% of male foster kids end up in prison. Only three percent graduate from college.
The goal of this project is to help the State build a better future for these children. Our vision of that future includes:
- Providing for a child to remain in their school of origin despite changes in placement
- Assuring, if a change in schools is in the best interest of the child, that the transition is as timely and seamless as possible
- Improving access to effective services and supports (such as tutoring, credit recovery, and special education) to ensure successful completion of high school
- Post-secondary tuition assistance and other support to help a child succeed in college.
Read our full report here.