College Within Reach
College preparatory event for foster youth.
Open to all foster youth in L.A. County, College Within Reach offers workshops about the college admissions and financial aid process as well as a college and resource fair where students can meet college reps and learn about available resources. The entire day is tailored to youth in care with the goal of giving students the necessary tools and information to begin college planning with every chance for success.
Over 80% of youth say they are more likely to go to college because of this event.
Over six hundred middle and high school aged foster youth attended our 13th annual College Within Reach event at the University of Southern California. Students, caregivers and service providers enjoyed a full day of college prep activities and workshops including a lunchtime college resource fair.
Presented by UFC in partnership with the USC School of Social Work, nearly 650 foster youth, caregivers, service providers, college representatives, volunteers and staff attended the 12th annual college preparatory event, held at USC on Saturday, September 24.
UFC hosted its 11th annual college preparatory event at Pepperdine University. Foster youth, caregivers and service providers enjoyed a full day of activities and workshops dedicated to getting youth on the college track. Students learned about the college application process, interacted with current college scholars and alumni, and participated in interactive workshops. Guests also enjoyed hearing from Host, Collins Pennie, who was able to overcome the challenges he faced in foster care to achieve his goals and become a Hollywood star.
On October 3, UFC partnered with the USC School of Social Work to present our 10th annual college awareness day for Los Angeles foster youth, caregivers and service providers. The event offered a full day of workshops, panels and educational activities designed to support students as they explore their college options. Guests enjoyed lunch offered by the Carl’s Jr. Star Diner during the college and resource fair, at which more than 70 colleges and resource agencies were represented.
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College Within Reach
September 28, 2013 - University of Southern Calif.
134h annual college preparatory event
UFC has partnered again with the USC School of Social Work to help foster youth get on the path to college. Open to 6-12 grade students living in foster care or emancipated foster youth, as well as caregivers and social workers.