Ten former Foster Youth Students at Sac State to Receive Guaranteed Income Through New United Way Program

Curated by Adrian Ruiz

We are giving a standing ovation to The United Way and Sacramento State for awarding 10 former Foster Youth Students a monthly $500 stipend for the next year to assist them with their finances as they concentrate on their studies.

” The students, who are part of Sac State’s Guardian Scholars program for former foster youth, cheered and wiped away tears at the unexpected news.”

“It’s surreal to know I have these funds to feel secure and not have that worry so I can focus on my grades instead of finances,” said Jaliyah, one of the student recipients, after the gala. “To have a team of people who care about you when you’ve grown up feeling like nobody cares about you, and to have strangers love you and uplift you to push you to be your greatest, you can’t match that.

Read the full article by Jennifer K. Morita here.

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