EDUCATE TOMORROW GALA-RY 2018
The party has become the envy of many non-profits in so many ways, but the crowd mix is one of its most amazing features, where the truly funky meet up with the fun-lovers, alongside powerbrokers, artists, creative types and fashionistas. Educate Tomorrow supports teens and young adults trantioning out of foster care or homelessness, assisting them in succeeding in college and providing them with a life-long community of support and opportunity. These students qualify for a tuition and fee waiver to any public college or university in Florida. Educate Tomorrow serves more than 600 students, with a goal to reach 1,000 in 2018 CLICK HERE to view our Gala Images:
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Positive Pathways for Foster Youth in College
Florida is a national leader when it comes to promoting post-secondary education for young people from foster care. In 2014, the Florida legislature mandated that all public colleges and universities appoint liaisons to work with students using the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) tuition and fee waiver.
To ensure that these liaisons know about their roles, and the young people they are expected to help through college, DCF establish Positive Pathways.
DCF has set up this website to help foster care liaisons, and everyone else in Florida that is working with these young people, unite their forces to tackle the daunting challenge before us all -- a graduation rate among former foster youth that is too low.
Positive Pathways exists to support foster care liaisons and other student service and child welfare professionals. Few other states in the national have a program like Positive Pathways.
If you are a foster care liaison, you will be your institution’s or agency’s primary point of contact for these students as they begin a new chapter of their life – full of promise and possibilities, also many new unfamiliar challenges.
As you serve these students, Positive Pathways is here to provide you with training, networking opportunities, and technical support you need to be effective in this new role. Together we can help these young transitioning adults reach their educational and life goals.
Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to working with you.