About Us - PUSH

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.

PUSH provides students:

  • Academic Support

  • Financial Support

  • Job Support/Career Development

  • Social Support