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 What We Do...

Hopes for Higher Education provides multi-level advocacy

Through our grassroots efforts:


  • We educate foster parents, foster youth, faith based organizations, and social service providers.

  • We participate in local, state, and legislative forums 

  • We connect with foster care alumni currently in college to provide motivation and mentoring.

  • We aim to positively impact resiliency through the power of education to break the cycle of out of home care


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  • Apply Early for Financial Aid
    Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, provides federal student aid, which includes grants, loans, and work-study.  Each year millions of students wait until the last minute to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Apply early! If there are any problems with your paper work you will have … Continue reading
  • Study Finds More Woes Following Foster Care
    By ERIK ECKHOLM Only half the youths who had turned 18 and “aged out” of foster care were employed by their mid-20s. Six in 10 men had been convicted of a crime, and three in four women, many of them with children of their own, were receiving some form of public assistance. Only six in … Continue reading
  • Published: Foster Youth Emancipation by Dr. Deborah Sims
    In respect to sub-scales, the study found that for youth preparing to age out of foster care higher levels of emotional reactivity were associated with lower levels of responsibility. Further, in comparison to their non-foster care peers, youth in foster care scored significantly lower in their sense of relatedness, responsibility, and emotional reactivity. Results from this study will add to the existing body of literature concerning foster youth emancipation. Continue reading