Fostering College Readiness
WHAT WE DO
An initiative of the Philadelphia Education Fund and the Brook J. Lenfest Foundation, Fostering College Readiness supports students who are or were in foster or kinship care apply to and succeed in college.
Who We Serve
The Fostering College Readiness program targets current high school students who are experiencing or who have experienced foster care through the Philadelphia Department of Human Services at any point after their 16th birthday.
High school graduates or GED-holders also may be served by the program, although their educational support services may differ in nature from the high school-aged cohort.
Get in Touch
Senior Manager, Persistence and College Partnerships
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What We Offer
Students engaged with our program are supported with
- Personalized college counseling
- 1-on-1 Financial aid help
- Skill-building workshops
- Access to the Lenfest Immensitas Scholarship for college room and board
- College transition support
During the 2021-22 school year, counseling sessions and workshops will be in-person and virtual. As pandemic-related restrictions are relaxed, we will hold other enrichment opportunities for high school-aged foster youth, such as campus visits, expert speaker series, and hands-on career exploration.