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PATH Scholars

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CSU, Chico offers a comprehensive program, called PATH Scholars—Promoting Achievement Through Hope—to support the educational goals of current and former foster youth students. Services include personalized financial aid services, counseling, advising, and tutoring, as well as services for connecting students with resources on campus and in the community.

Promoting Achievement Through Hope (PATH)


PATH Scholars Panel Discussion

CSU, Chico students Amber Feary, Veronica Felix, Elian Lopez, Angelica Perez & Demitrius DeLaCruz

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A panel of CSU, Chico students share their experiences as they transitioned from foster care to post-secondary education and how they are overcoming barriers to attain a bachelor’s degree. According to research, only 3 to 5 percent of foster youth obtain a four-year degree, compared to 24 percent of the general population. The goals of this discussion are to increase awareness about foster care alumni at Chico State, to reduce stigma around this population, and to celebrate the students’ stories of resiliency, determination, and courage.

Presentation Time: 50 minutes