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Foster care, homelessness are higher education hurdles

A college education is estimated to add $1 million to a person’s lifetime earning potential, but for some students the path to earning one is riddled with obstacles. That journey is even more difficult for students who have been in… Full story

Former foster kids turned authors Alexis and Justin Black highlight UGA’s 2021 virtual Embark Georgia Leadership Conference

Alexis Black was 6 when her mother died, 13 when her father went to prison. Justin Black lived in abandoned houses in a bad Detroit neighborhood before his parents surrendered him to the state at age 9. Alexis and Justin… Full story

AT&T Foundation contribution to support Embark Georgia network

A $25,000 contribution from the AT&T Foundation will help the University of Georgia increase college access and retention for youth who have experienced foster care or homelessness. Embark Georgia, founded and run by UGA’s J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development,… Full story