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Unrau, Yvonne A. – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2011
More than 32,000 young people in the United States exit the foster care system in a typical year by aging out to independence (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2011). Despite available financial support for post-secondary education through the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999, only 20% of college-qualified foster youth attend college and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Young Adults, Foster Care, Developmental Studies Programs
Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula – Understanding Our Gifted, 2004
During the summer and on weekends, it is not unusual to see many children, the youngest holding their parents' hands, walking to classes amongst the beautiful landscaping and old buildings of Northwestern University on Lake Michigan's shores in Evanston, Illinois. The Center for Talent Development (CTD) has been offering services and programs to…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Talent Development, Institutional Mission, Special Programs