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Phasing Up to Higher Education Conference

Join us at Johnson C. Smith University’s New Science Center Auditorium to discuss Best Practices in Higher Education Supports for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care.  We will be learning about what it takes to build a sustainable program; sharing evaluation and program tools & reports; hearing from the students as they share their experiences; learning how we can become better partners as child welfare and higher education professionals and much more. Register today!

03-24-16-Phasing-Up-Conference-Banner-Tall-WebAccording to Casey Family Programs, of all students who have aged out of foster care, “only about 2 percent obtain bachelor’s or advanced degrees, in contrast to 24 percent of adults in the general population.” Nationally-recognized educational-entertainer, Michael Sanders, known for inspiring families and educating professionals will serve as the keynote. Workshop topics include: developing your campus support program, helping homeless youth attend college, and a best-practice model for 2 year colleges. Students who have aged out of the foster care system will discuss their experiences in higher education. The conference promises to inspire, encourage and educate in support of former foster youth! Register here!


Sponsored by Smith Institute’s Center for the Study of Minority Health and Family Wellness at Johnson C. Smith University, the conference promises to inspire, encourage and educate, all at the same time!




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