TAY Talks Episode 3: Obtaining Higher Education & Kinship
For an estimated 32,000 homeless youth, and 22,000 foster youth aging out of the system every year, struggling to support themselves, college is often a distant idea. Due to increased school mobility, histories of trauma and abuse, and lack of adequate support and services to succeed in school, many of these youth lack the academic foundation to apply and be admitted to a two- or four-year college or university. For others, attaining the required documentation to verify their independent status to receive federal funding is difficult. These youth are united, however, in the struggle to attain accessible resources and information to make college a viable option.