Each year in Texas, approximately 1,400 youth age out of the state foster care system. According to Casey Family Programs, 70% of youth in foster care say they want to go to college, yet only 3% ever earn a college degree.
The PUSH program at UNT provides a structured, campus-wide network of support to assist foster care alumni in achieving educational success by focusing on the academic, financial, career, and social well-being of each student, enabling them to arrive and thrive on campus.
Brenda Sweeten, PUSH Advisor, UNT Foster Care Liaison | Brenda.Sweeten@unt.edu | 940-369-6991 | Chilton Hall, 300
Brittany Landau, PUSH Co-Advisor | Brittany.Landau@unt.edu | 940-565-3355 | University Union, 376 G
Delaney Farris, Foster Care Alumni Program Graduate Assistant | Delaney.Farris@unt.edu