Foster Care Youth

Education is a critical element for every young person seeking a successful transition to adulthood. For young people in foster care, the need for a stable education is often overshadowed by efforts to protect their physical safety. Foster care youth attend five different high schools on average.

 

Ohio Reach is an organization that aims to address the recruitment and retention of emancipated foster youth in Ohio’s higher education system and establish foster care liaisons at Ohio universities and community colleges.

 

Bridges is Ohio's program to extend Title IV-E benefits for emancipated young adults up to age 21. Your Bridges representative can help you navigate your educational path, whether that involves GED testing, an ApprenticeOhio program, vocational school, community college, or four-year college.