Grant received to improve post-secondary access for former foster youth

The Stuart Foundation, an organization that focuses on the protection, education and development of vulnerable children and youth, has awarded $90,000 to a multi-campus coalition that includes Seattle Central, Seattle University and University of Washington.

The grant will fund a project called “the College Pathways King County Network,” which seeks to improve post-secondary access and completion of former foster youth. While the budget for each campus has not been finalized, Seattle Central will receive at least $13,000 to administer the program.

The bulk of the funding will provide monetary incentives to vulnerable youth to encourage their success in college. Up to two years of additional funding from the Stuart Foundation may be granted as continued progress is made.