Maricopa Community Colleges (AZ) recently launched a new project aimed at creating a community of support and access for youth aging out of the foster care system.
The “Bridging Success Initiative” will help foster children get into and complete college by focusing on retention, degree completion and transfer. At each of the Maricopa Community Colleges campuses, students can receive support services such as tutoring, career planning, skill development and more.
The program also will provide counselors to work with students and aid in the transfer process.
The initiative was developed to assist foster youth with the particular challenges they face, including a lack of support and decreased earning potential.