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Students That Are Reaching Success (S.T.A.R.S.): A College and Career Readiness Program for Adolescents in Foster Care

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Students That Are Reaching Success (S.T.A.R.S.): A College and Career Readiness Program for Adolescents in Foster Care

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Sep 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Zoom

About the event

Little is known about foster care adolescents’ readiness to engage in post-secondary education, their developmental needs during their college transition, and ways professionals can offer assistance (Unrau et al., 2012). A 10-week college and career readiness intervention program entitled, Students That Are Reaching Success (S.T.A.R.S.), was conducted for a study that addressed individual participants’ college and career readiness self-efficacy. S.T.A.R.S. was designed to prepare participants for post-secondary education options and career decision-making post-high school. The results of this study and its implications for both counseling and higher education professionals and researchers working with adolescents aging-out of foster care will be shared. The presenter will be Dr. Regina Gavin Williams (North Carolina Central University School of Education).

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