Open the Doors to Higher Ed
Elaine Maimon, The Philadelphia Citizen
According to The MENTOR Network, there are more than 16,800 children in foster care in Pennsylvania; 95 percent will leave the system with no source of income and under 3 percent will earn a college degree.
It doesn’t have to be that way. A longtime university president calls on local colleges to steal an idea from Michigan: recruit and educate the nearly 17,000 foster kids in Pennsylvania.