Do you know the challenges of foster youth? 

​I was removed from my birth family and the way of life I knew.


I have been moved from home to home and school to school. It is difficult for me to bond with parental authority, or for that fact, authority of any kind.​

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Between the age of 18 and 21 the funds my foster parents receive stop. It’s time for me to leave.


I have to survive on my own. I may find myself homeless, becoming a couch hopper at the home of friends, or worse yet, incarcerated.

The challenge: Abandonment

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Who do I ask those important delicate questions to while growing up and transitioning into adulthood?


Where do I spend the next holiday; Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas? Do I have anyone to celebrate my birthday with?


I have the same dreams and goals as my peers, no one asks me about them.

Do my teachers and peers see me as “different?”

​​The challenge: Acceptance

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“Beginning a new decade with a new look!" Bravo Programs of America still awards scholarships and book stipends to young adults, aged 18 through 24, who are or were in the Foster Care System, are enrolled in an accredited post-secondary education program, and have good academic standing.

Now that you know some of the challenges our foster youth face; here's how you can help!

​​​​Student Applications can be downloaded from the TAB "Student Resources"

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​​​​​​Some facts:

* College graduation rates are in the single digits

​* Many foster youth even drop out of high school

* Foster boys are more likely to become homeless or incarcerated by age 20

* Many foster girls become       pregnant by age 20

The challenge:  Detours