The Pratt Promise

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The Fostering Success and Leadership Programs sponsored by the Pratt Center are a means of support for youth who are aging out of foster care or experienced foster care and aspire to pursue an undergraduate degree at CSU. The Pratt Center Promise is an annual newsletter to highlight our programs and serves as a resource to support interested individuals in understanding our customized and unique services that seek to enhance and improve their academic outcomes, encourage an enriching and engaging campus life, and support completion of earning an undergraduate degree from CSU.

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Many individuals in foster care experience an abrupt end in services from the care system upon turning 18 years of age, as they are then considered fully independent adults. Children in care range in age from 0 to 21, and on average, will remain in state care for nearly two years. In many cases, sibling groups are separated, and children move from placement to placement and experience no sense of permanency while in the care system.


The Office of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement

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Dr. Ronnie Dunn