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Rise: Back to School
Art by Gary Smith

‘I Want My Daughter to Have Choices’
I get involved in my daughter’s schoolwork to make sure she knows how to achieve.

When I quit a lifetime of drug use and reunited with my daughter from foster care, finishing my education was a tool I needed to keep busy and stay clean. My drug counselors and my teachers at the GED program advised me to finish my GED and go to college. I wanted to achieve my goals and prove to myself I am smart enough to do it.>>>Read More


Helping Your Children Succeed in School

Children who have been in foster care often face difficulties succeeding in school. Parents may not know how to access school-based services and may be intimidated by school personnel. In this issue, parents write about how they advocate for the supports their children need to succeed in school.

Art by Patricia Battles

School Choice
How to stay involved in your child’s education when your child is in foster care.

Erika Palmer, a staff attorney at Advocates for Children in New York City, explains parents’ rights to stay involved in their children’s education while their children are in foster care.>>>Read More

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