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A Soon-To-Be College Student Needs Your Help

Foster kids often feel ostracized or uneasy at school, and that doesn’t stop when they head to college. That may be part of the reason why only 3–11 percent of foster children go on to earn bachelor’s degrees compared to the national average of 33 percent. With that in mind, we’re always thrilled to see Idaho foster kids enroll in higher education!

This past week, we heard from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare that one of those smart, striving teens needs our help. She was accepted to a local college but doesn’t quite have what she needs to get started.

“If she can start strong, she can build her confidence, establish her new momentum, and achieve her goals.”

This young woman will soon turn 18 and begin an extended foster care program. As she prepares for her first semester, we want to help her get the fresh start she needs to earn her degree and enter adulthood successfully. We know that if she can start strong, she can build her confidence, establish her new momentum, and achieve her goals.

That’s where you come in. We’re currently raising funds to provide this soon-to-be college student with textbooks, notebooks, and other college essentials — including dorm basics to make her new space a home.

If you decide to sponsor or fund some of these supplies, you’ll be taking an active role in changing the course of this teen’s life.

Ready to make an impact? Email info@fosteringchristmas.org to learn how you can help!

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