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Programs: Rise Up

Rise Up helps foster youth attain college degrees and prepare to become successful adults. Students enroll in Social Work 120: Introduction to Social Work at SDSU and upon completion receive three college and three high school credits. The curriculum material covers a range of social issues, including access to health care, public education, governmental aid programs, cycle of poverty, unemployment, and others. Students also participate in 40 hours of community service that incorporate the premise of community-based learning. Students are then assisted throughout their senior years in researching colleges, applying for scholarships and financial aid, and emancipating from the foster care system successfully.

 

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