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of youth who age out of foster care earn a college diploma by age 26.
Research suggests that the majority of foster youth have college aspirations; however, numerous barriers make it difficult to persist toward degree completion. Lack of appropriate guidance, insufficient support, and financial need are some of the reasons for these numbers.
of participants in programs like Chrysalis Scholars earn a diploma.
Programs to improve higher education outcomes of foster youth are being developed across the country. These programs provide vital resources such as academic support, mentoring, financial aid, and housing. Chrysalis Scholars Program is aiming for this rate of success!
number of school moves that over 1/3 of foster youth in Arkansas will have experienced while in care.
Unfortunately, many experts estimate that for every move, an estimated four to six months of academic progress is lost. Combined with limited healthy support from family of origin, these youth are often not prepared for the academic demands of college.
average amount per year that college graduates earn over their peers with less education.
A college degree is vital for many reasons. On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment, college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education.