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Above the fray, students in foster care get high school fair help

10.02.2012 | Gotham Schools | Volunteer Melodie Ampuero, a project associate at Advocates for Children...praised the program and thought it could be expanded. She said she worried that the one-time service wasn’t enough. Volunteers were not instructed to follow up with the students they met to make sure the students actually applied to schools and made all of their deadlines. “Applications aren’t due until December and a lot can happen between now and then,” said Ampuero. “A lot of [the students in foster care] can fall through the cracks and if no one is there to follow up on them, then we have no idea of knowing if they still need assistance.” Read article