Pushing former foster care youth to arrive and thrive on campus.
Who We Are
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 | 940-369-6991 | Chilton Hall, 300
Brittany Landau, PUSH Co-Advisor | 940-565-3355 | University Union, 376 G
In the News
- Dallas Observer Article
- UNT Foster Care Alumni Find Niche
- The CPS silver lining: More former foster kids are going to college for free
- Support from teachers, each other helps students from foster care succeed in college