“This is an attempt for us to engage more deeply with the foster care community and make those services available pro bono to students who won’t otherwise be able to access them,”—Dave Jarrat, vice president of InsideTrack.
With an aim to help more foster youth attend and complete college, nonprofit organization FosterClub is partnering with educational services company InsideTrack to provide college-related “coaching” to 12 current and former foster youth in seven different states.
InsideTrack’s coaches will work one-on-one with each youth in the program on planning for their future, selecting the right college and building the skills needed for long-term and academic success, according to a press release. The coaches will continue to work with these students throughout their first year of post-secondary education.
This article originally appeared in The Chronicle of Social Change on April 13, 2017