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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a motion Tuesday directing the county Education Coordinating Council to improve access to post-secondary education for foster and probation youth county-wide.

Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Supervisor Janice Hahn co-authored the motion, calling for collaboration between the Department of Children and Family Services, Probation Department and Los Angeles County Office of Education, along with partners and stakeholders.

“One of the keys to success for our vulnerable youth is the ability achieve their academic goals,” Barger said. “While many foster and probation youth have a desire and willingness to attend college, they feel it is out of their grasp without the means to pay their tuition. Access to financial aid is a strong indicator of college success and it is imperative that we do more to help our youth access these existing resources.”

The Board’s action also proclaims October as “Foster Youth College Awareness Month” and will help support college attainment for foster and probation youth by increasing participation in the “FAFSA Challenge,” assisting with applications for post-secondary education and financial aid, and providing additional recommendations for strategies to increase financial aid applications in the future.

The motion was supported by John Burton Advocates for Youth, a statewide nonprofit which provides advocacy, training and technical assistance to improve post-secondary educational achievement among current and former foster youth, and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, which is working to improve outcomes for those most at risk through policy, program and systems change.

“We applaud the LA County Board of Supervisors for making college a priority and putting economic security within reach for the more than 20,000 children and youth in its care,” said Jessica Petrass of John Burton Advocates for Youth.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Sunday 940 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,081 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Saturday 1,032 new cases of COVID-19 and 41 new deaths due to the virus countywide, with a total of 1,063 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
On Friday, Mayor Pro Tem Bill Miranda, Councilmember Bob Kellar and City Manager Ken Striplin met virtually with Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger to address the requested variance for North County cities to reopen at a pace appropriate for their communities.
Saturday, May 23, 2020
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