In June 2008, the John Burton Foundation and the California State
University Office of the Chancellor launched the California College
Pathways Project to help former foster youth succeed in college. The
project is funded by the Stuart Foundation and the Walter S. Johnson
The California College Pathways Project is dedicated
to increasing the number of former foster youth in California who enter
higher education and achieve academic excellence.
youth face insurmountable obstacles in their journey through the foster
care system. Despite these difficulties, many students from foster care
manage to enter college and graduate. The California College Pathways
Summer 2009 Newsletter is dedicated to the many hardworking young adults
who have defied grim statistics and unimaginable hardships to pursue a
dream of a college education.