Philadelphia Education Fund’s Fostering College Readiness ProgramDescription
An initiative of the Philadelphia Education Fund and the Brook J. Lenfest Foundation, Fostering College Readiness helps students, who are or were in foster or kinship care, apply to and succeed in college.
Participants receive the following supports:
• Personalized college counseling
• 1-on-1 financial aid help
• Skill-building workshops
• Access to the Lenfest Immensitas Scholarship for college room and board
• College transition support
The Fostering College Readiness program targets current high school students who are experiencing or who have experienced foster care through the Philadelphia Department of Human Services at any point after their 16th birthday.
High school graduates or GED-holders also may be served by the program, although their educational support services may differ in nature from the high school-aged cohort.