Fostering College Success: Supporting Youth in Higher Education Pre-Training Quiz

Presenter: Sarah Pauter, John Burton Advocates for Youth

the Department of Children's Services, working jointly with the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, the Board of Regents, and public institutions of higher education to establish a pilot foster care youth outreach liaison pilot program at a minimum of five (5) public institutions of higher education (Tenn. Code § 49-7-179).

The liaisons serve young people who have experienced foster care by being a knowledgeable source of information about college and a connection to further supports and services that might be necessary to support their college success.

Sarah Pauter, foster care alumna and Senior Education Project Manager at the John Burton Center for Youth discusses common obstacles facing young people in the transition from high school to college and strategies to support student success in and out of the classroom. The session was recorded in cooperation with the DCS office of Independent Living, and many of Tennessee’s new Foster Care Liaisons were in attendance for the live session.      

CLE: This course has been approved for 1.75 general hours.

  • The approved CLE for this training includes an additional 15 minutes (.25 credit hour) to include time to complete the Pre-Training Quiz and Survey, and Post-Training Quiz, CLE Request and Training Evaluation. Kindly take your time to offer thoughtful responses to the questions.
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