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1 EMBARK GEORGIA David Meyers & Lori Tiller February 19, 2014

2 Session Objectives Part II 5 Connections Brief Review Embark Next Steps Q&A

3 Foster Care and Education Percent of year old foster youth who want to go to college 84% Percent of foster youth who graduated from high school who attend college 20% Percent of former foster youth who attain a certificate/AA/bachelor's degree 9%

4 Program Development Highlights: Designated Leader (DL)/Special Points of Contact (SPOC) Internal and External Champions Collaborations with Community Agencies Data Driven Decision Making Staff Peer Support and Professional Development Sustainability Planning Direct Support Highlights Housing Financial Aid Academic Advising, Career Counseling and Supplemental Support Casey Family Programs - Supporting Success NAEHCY - College Access and Success

5 Campus Based Programs  Based on Casey Family Programs: Supporting Success Financial Support Academic Support Social/Emotional Support Designated Points of Contact on Campuses Statewide Networks of Support  Promote connectivity and sharing of ideas among Technical and University campuses Regional meetings and Statewide conferences Web based communication and social networking Technical assistance for program development and enhancement National Movement to Increase Supports: Promising Practices in Other States

6 EMBARK UGA: Campus Based Support Program Embark UGA will increase the opportunities for UGA students who have experienced foster care or homelessness by providing supports that promote success and well-being beyond an education. Financial support has been provided through USG/CACG, Casey Family Programs and Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta.

7 A Sampling of Georgia Campus Programs Kennesaw State University (Homeless Specific?) Savannah State University Georgia Gwinnett College Georgia State University Southeastern Technical College (Swainsboro campus) Georgia Tech Others??

8 Embark Georgia: Statewide Network The Embark Georgia statewide network serves post-secondary professionals and institutions to ensure connectivity, share best practices, and provide information exchange among youth, community based stakeholders, and K-12 education.

9 Embark Offerings Information sharing across the state Technical Assistance for campus based program development Webinars- nationally hosted and Embark hosted Campus profiles and points of contact (coming soon!) Regional Meetings??

10 Contact Information Lori Tiller Public Service Faculty (706) Office David Meyers Public Service Faculty (706) Office J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development University of Georgia 1240 S. Lumpkin Street Athens, GA Sources: Georgia College Access Toolkit (include web address) NAEHCY Toolkit Supporting Success Fostering Success in Education: National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care


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