News from FedcapFedcap Awarded Stuart Foundation Grant for PrepNOW! Expansion
Fedcap has been awarded a $60,000 planning grant by the Stuart Foundation take PrepNOW! to California, Oregon and Washington, and ultimately throughout the nation. The Stuart Foundation, based in San Francisco, is dedicated to the protection, education and development of children and youth.
PrepNOW! is an outgrowth of Change the Story, Fedcap’s national initiative to enhance the motivation and capacity of foster parents to prepare children for getting into college and graduating. This innovative, modular-based curriculum is delivered to foster parents in their homes by trained Success Mentors. Initially funded by a $750,000 grant from the Conrad Hilton Foundation, it is the first national initiative to change the story for ALL – not just some – youth in care, and the first to focus exclusively on the well-being and self-sufficiency of youth after they age out of care.
PrepNOW! was successfully launched earlier his year in New York City and is currently being rolled out in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. We are extremely grateful to the Stuart Foundation for their generosity and support in helping us to expand PrepNOW! to the rest of the country.