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November 12, 2015

91.5 KJZZ

ASU Program Helps Former Foster Children Navigate University

There were more than 14,000 kids in foster care or with relatives in Arizona, as of March.

In 2013, state lawmakers approved a bill giving tuition waivers at public universities and community colleges to any foster child who’d been in care on or after their 16th birthday. In response, ASU started a program called Bridging Success. Justine Cheung, Bridging Success’ program coordinator, and Arizona State University freshman Cynthia Alaffa, who’s a part of the program, spoke about the program. Listen here.

October 24, 2015

The Arizona Republic |

ASU, community colleges launch first joint program for foster students

Two years after a bill passed giving Arizona’s foster children free college tuition, a helpful Phoenix program emerged. Read more.