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High School
Only 54% of foster youth complete high school.
Higher Education
Only 10% of foster youth attempt higher education; less than 3% obtain a degree.
Homelessness
40% of foster youth are homeless within a year of emancipation.
Unemployment
51% of emancipated foster youth are unemployed.

Mission

Provide a sustainable network of academic and personal support services that promote degree attainment for foster youth at UC Merced.

Vision

Be the premier destination for foster youth seeking higher education throughout the Central Valley and California. We believe in the inherent strength, resilience and ability of every foster youth to obtain a college degree and conquer their chosen field.

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