The New York Times
Out Of Foster Care, Into College
A growing number of colleges — including Cal State Fullerton — have created extensive support programs aimed at current and former foster young people. Seven states are considered to have particularly strong programs. California’s is known as the Guardian Scholars. According to the state website, 33 two- and four-year colleges have a Guardian Scholars program or are in the process of developing one. The first, at California State University, Fullerton, started in 1998 with financial backing from Ronald V. Davis, the former chief executive of the Perrier Group. Read the full article online.