Our Mission is to provide access to post secondary education for all youth in foster care.

We invest the money we raise in youth from foster care through direct academic scholarships and college preparatory programs.

College Bound

In this innovative program, high school students in foster care participate in a week long, pre-collegiate on the campuses of our partner schools.

An enriching curriculum across four disciplines equips students with the tools they need to rewrite their futures:

S.T.E.A.M Disciplines

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics instruction that exposes students to a world of academic opportunity and potential career paths. 

Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness counseling to ensure good mental and physical health practices among youth and how it improves educational outcomes.

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy courses that prepare students for life after foster care through responsible budgeting techniques and resources for educational financing.

Self Advocacy

Self-Advocacy exercises to empower students to discover their personal strengths and employ them for problem solving.

The College Bound student experiences a vision beyond circumstance, a reason to dream, and the educational roadmap to break the cycles of abuse, poverty, and incarceration.

The Impact:

63% increase in students' likelihood to pursue a career in engineering
67 % increase in students’ confidence in their ability to meet educational and career goals
94% increase in students’ confidence in their ability to apply to college
121% increase in students’ confidence in their ability to manage finances

From College Bound to nsoro Scholar:

Since 2007, we have awarded over 700 scholarships for postsecondary education. Currently supporting over 300  scholars at 192 universities, we are creating a population of thriving former foster youth determined to beat the odds:

Click the map below to see where our scholars are enrolled.

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What if $1000 was the only thing standing between you and a college degree?
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