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Fostering Support: A Young Penn State Program Helps Former Foster Youth

Mar 15, 2022

For many Penn State students, a helping hand or word of guidance is as close as a phone call to Mom or Dad. Care packages show up at their dorm room regularly, and they come to college equipped with all the school supplies they might need. Students who grew up in the foster-care system often aren’t…

Brook J. Lenfest Foundation supports students from foster care system

Apr 30, 2021

The Brook J. Lenfest Foundation, in partnership with the Philadelphia Foundation, has committed up to $630,000 to Penn State as part of the Lenfest "Immensitas" Scholars Program, which will provide scholarship support for youth from the Philadelphia region in foster care and aging out of foster…

Fostering Lions Program receives scholarship to assist students

Jan 6, 2021

Although foster youth can face many challenges, those who continue into college are better prepared for adulthood and more likely to achieve economic independence and an improved quality of life. For the first time ever, a program designed to support foster youth at Penn State was recently awarded…