On your way to college; interested in learning more? If you are in foster care and want to know more about getting into college, Saturday, May 7 may answer your questions. Assemblymember Anthony Portantino and All Saints Church Foster Care Project are presenting a town hall on “Breaking Barriers to Higher Education”.
California has the largest number of youth in foster care and each year about 1,000 of those young people in Los Angeles County leave the foster care system when they turn 18. For many, life after foster care can be daunting. Navigating the college application and financial aid processes can be even more overwhelming.
This education town hall is aimed at current and former foster youth who are interested in learning more about the path to college and sharing their experiences. Want to know how to apply, where to apply? Wondering how to pay for college or how to fill out a financial aid form? What about living and housing options?
Join Assemblymember Portantino and a host of experts who will respond to your questions and share their expertise. Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (breakfast served at 10:30 a.m.) at All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena.