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Most foster youth don’t earn bachelor’s degrees. The Field Center wants to change that.
By Gwyn Garrison, Generocity | September 20, 2017
Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow Seth Morones is featured in Generocity for work with the Field Center to increase the supports at colleges and universities available to youth aging out of foster care.
Less than 10 percent of former foster youth earn a bachelor’s degree. There’s clearly a disconnect between what happens at the start of college and where foster youth end up. Locally, the Field Center has created a directory for the Greater Philadelphia area listing every college’s support services which could be of use to a student from the foster system. Now it’s looking to scale. Seth Morones-Ramírez, a new Stoneleigh Fellow at the Field Center, has taken on the mission of bringing the center’s work statewide. Not only will he be involved in launching two new cohorts of university programs across Pennsylvania, he’ll also be growing the directory of college support services to the state level.