Fostering Educational Success
College Access for Students with a History of Foster Care
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Texas A&M-San Antonio (A&M-SA), the Alamo Colleges District (ACD), Bexar County Children's Court and Child Advocates San Antonio is a collaborative pilot program that aims to improve college graduation rates for foster care alumni.
Barrier-free Access to Higher Education
The Bexar County Fostering Educational Success Pilot Project will improve college enrollment, retention and graduation rates for students with a history of foster care, will expand students’ emotional, social and professional networks, and will increase the number of children in foster care in Bexar County who understand that attending college is achievable and expected and are academically and emotionally prepared to do so.
We will empower youth with a history of foster care, using trauma-informed and holistic care, to increase educational attainment and employment preparedness.
Guided by our students’ lived experiences, we will advocate for policy change, fight for social justice, and continuously work to identify needs, bridge connections, and promote success in all areas of life.
We will provide barrier-free access in education and housing, promote the power of our student’s voice, teach skills that aid in building supportive relationships and community connections, and encourage positive expectations for the future.