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Success Stories: Students in Temporary Housing or Foster Care

Students in Temporary Housing or Foster Care

two older students

Click on each student's name to read more.

Alex was a bright, determined high school student hoping to attend college when she became homeless.

Ashley is a hard-working 19-year-old who faced numerous obstacles on the path to graduation. 

Eric, who entered foster care at age 15, had been out of school for 18 months due to emotional challenges and was ready to give up on ever returning. He was the 2012 recipient of AFC's Education Champion Award.

Mark’s family was placed in temporary housing far away from the school he and his sister attended, where they had strong bonds with teachers and friends.

Mary, a student in foster care, was diagnosed with dyslexia and needed appropriate educational services.