Foster Education Project identifies individual local foster youth who could benefit from having a special educational advocate. Each member is then paired with a single child, and files paperwork with the court to become their legal education rights holder. Our main activities include advocating for the youth at their school and in IEP meetings, and ensuring that they are receiving adequate services.
Members of the Foster Education Project can expect to learn about education and disability law, and work with established attorneys in the field that will serve as mentors. Additionally, members will practice a direct service approach to the law, utilizing communication, negotiation, and advocacy skills to make a real difference in a young child’s life.
Time Commitment: 30-40 hours/ semester
For more information, please contact the student leaders at FosterEdProject@gmail.com.