From Foster Care to College

GHC is here to help.

GHC is here to help

Foster Care students and higher education

Source: Casey Family Programs

  • Each year 20,000 youth age 16 and older transition or “age out” of foster care.
  • More than 500,000 children and youth are in foster care in the United States
  • 7-13% of students from foster care enroll in higher education
  • Only about 2 percent of young people from foster care obtained bachelors degrees, in contrast to 24 percent of adults in the general adult population

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Embark Contact: Counseling Services (email: and for other support, visit GHC Student Support Services

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