Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation gives $500K to FosterEd Arizona
A recent study showed that only one third of Arizona students in foster care who enrolled in grade 12 graduated in the 2012/2013 school year – one of the lowest graduation rates among at-risk student subgroups. The FosterEd approach has been shown to improve attendance and graduation rates for students in foster care while also transforming the public agencies that serve them by advocating for legislative change and sharpening state focus around education for children in these programs.
“The funding from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, combined with the state match, will allow us to support many more foster children,” said FosterEd Arizona’s Director Molly Dunn. “It will also enable us to expand our efforts to more students, develop youth leadership councils and increase our volunteer capacity.”