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Blueprint for change The "Blueprint for Change" is a tool for change. The 8 goals are a framework for both direct case advocacy and system reform efforts. Search by Goal to learn about relevant laws, tools, and publications.

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Goal 1
Decrease School Mobility
Goal 2
Seamless Transitions Between Schools
Goal 3
Early Education and School Readiness
Goal 4
K-12 Participation and Completion
Goal 5
Reduce Drop-out, Truancy, and School Discipline
Goal 6
Youth Empowerment and Engagement
Goal 7
Education Advocates and Decisionmakers
Goal 8
Postsecondary Entrance and Completion

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Juvenile Law Center's Improving the Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care Juvenile Law Center's Improving the Transition to Adulthood for Youth with Disabilities in Foster Care 2013 PA
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A Guide for Youth in Care on Going to School in Pennsylvania A Guide for Youth in Care on Going to School in Pennsylvania 2011 PA
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A Guide for Youth in Care on Paying for Higher Education in Pennsylvania A Guide for Youth in Care on Paying for Higher Education in Pennsylvania 2011 PA
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* A Guide on the Rights of Youth in Substitute Care in Pennsylvania 2010 PA
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A Tool for Youth to Provide Input into Child Welfare Placement Decisions A Tool for Youth to Provide Input into Child Welfare Placement Decisions 2015
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Aging Out of Foster Care in America Aging Out of Foster Care in America 2014 Nat.
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Applying to Colleges and Trade Schools in PA Applying to Colleges and Trade Schools in PA 2011 PA
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* Blueprint for Change Goals and Benchmarks (Insert Card) 2008 Nat.
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* Blueprint for Change: Education Success for Students in Foster Care 2009 Nat.
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California Assembly Bill No. 167 California Assembly Bill No. 167 2009 CA
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California Youth Connection's Summary of Foster Youth Speak Outs California Youth Connection's Summary of Foster Youth Speak Outs 2006 CA
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Connecticut Speak Up - Your Legal Rights in Foster Care Connecticut Speak Up - Your Legal Rights in Foster Care 2012 CT
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Education Resources from Oregon Foster Youth Connection Education Resources from Oregon Foster Youth Connection OR
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Educational Goal Advancement of Foster Youth and Independent Living Programs Educational Goal Advancement of Foster Youth and Independent Living Programs 2009 CA
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Ensuring California Foster Youth Access the Full Range of Financial Aid Ensuring California Foster Youth Access the Full Range of Financial Aid 2010 CA
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Evaluation of Summer Camp for Foster Youth Transitioning to College Evaluation of Summer Camp for Foster Youth Transitioning to College 2011 MI
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Every Transition Counts. Educational Stability of Colorado's Students in Foster Care Every Transition Counts. Educational Stability of Colorado's Students in Foster Care 2016 CO
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* Everyone Can Make a Difference Volume 2 (Bright Spots) 2011 Nat.
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FAFSA Fact Sheet for Current or Former Foster Youth in Pennsylvania FAFSA Fact Sheet for Current or Former Foster Youth in Pennsylvania 2012 PA
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Financial Resources for Higher Education for Current and Former Foster Youth in Oregon Financial Resources for Higher Education for Current and Former Foster Youth in Oregon OR
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Fla. R. Juv. P. 8.255. Fla. R. Juv. P. 8.255. 2005 FL
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* Florida Education Resources from Everybody's a Teacher Project FL
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Foster Club's Transition Toolkit Foster Club's Transition Toolkit 2010 Nat.
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* Foster Youth Share Their School Experiences 2014 Nat.
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FosterClub's Directory of Scholarship Resources FosterClub's Directory of Scholarship Resources Nat.
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Fostering Success Michigan Collective Impact Framework Fostering Success Michigan Collective Impact Framework 2013 MI
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Getting a GED in Pennsylvania Getting a GED in Pennsylvania 2011 PA
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Guide for Youth in Care on Leveraging Your Story and Utilizing Your Resources for a College Degree Guide for Youth in Care on Leveraging Your Story and Utilizing Your Resources for a College Degree 2009 Nat.
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Hawaii Planting the Seeds of Higher Education Hawaii Planting the Seeds of Higher Education HI
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Iowa Senate File 2298 Iowa Senate File 2298 2010 IA
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* Issue Brief: Making Best Interest Decisions under Fostering Connections 2011 Nat.
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* Legal Center for Foster Care & Education - Publications and Resources 2011 Nat.
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* Legal Center for Foster Care & Education - Technical Assistance 2011 Nat.
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Memorandum from Judge Joseph Lauria to Judges, JHO’s and Referees, Court Appearances of Subject Children, February 25, 2004 Memorandum from Judge Joseph Lauria to Judges, JHO’s and Referees, Court Appearances of Subject Children, February 25, 2004 2004 NY
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Missouri Enduring Assets - Findings from a Study on the Financial Lives of Youth People Transitioning from Foster Care Missouri Enduring Assets - Findings from a Study on the Financial Lives of Youth People Transitioning from Foster Care 2012 MO
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Missouri Enduring Assets - The Financial Lives of Young People Transitioning from Foster Care Missouri Enduring Assets - The Financial Lives of Young People Transitioning from Foster Care 2012 MO
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NATIONAL SAMPLE JUDICIAL BENCHCARD NATIONAL SAMPLE JUDICIAL BENCHCARD 2017 Nat.
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* November 2011 Federal Foster Care and Education Convening Summary 2012 Nat.
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Pennsylvania For the LOVE of Success - An Educational Toolkit for Philadelphia Foster Youth Pennsylvania For the LOVE of Success - An Educational Toolkit for Philadelphia Foster Youth 2013 PA
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Pennsylvania Improving Educational Outcomes for Child Welfare–Involved Youth - Allegheny County’s Implementation of the Child Welfare Education Screen Pennsylvania Improving Educational Outcomes for Child Welfare–Involved Youth - Allegheny County’s Implementation of the Child Welfare Education Screen 2013 PA
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* Pennsylvania Model Transition-Discharge Plan for Older Youth Leaving Care 2010 PA
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Perspectives on Fostering Connections Perspectives on Fostering Connections 2013 Nat.
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* Q & A - Federal Laws That Increase Educational Opportunities for Older Youth in Out-Of-Home Care 2009 Nat.
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* Q & A Blueprint For Change: Education Success For Children in Foster Care 2009 Nat.
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* Q & A: How Can We Ensure Educational Success for Dependent Youth in Congregate Care 2014 Nat.
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School Discipline & Youth in Foster Care Issue Brief School Discipline & Youth in Foster Care Issue Brief 2014
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School Success for Students in Foster Care - Pennsylvania Youth Share Their Stories School Success for Students in Foster Care - Pennsylvania Youth Share Their Stories 2013 PA
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Senate Foster Youth Caucus Urges Foster Youth Views Urged in ESEA Re-authorization Senate Foster Youth Caucus Urges Foster Youth Views Urged in ESEA Re-authorization 2010 Nat.
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Special Rights of Students Experiencing Homelessness in Pennsylvania-Facts Youth Should Know Special Rights of Students Experiencing Homelessness in Pennsylvania-Facts Youth Should Know 2014 PA
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Structuring Policies & Practices to Support Educational Resilience of Foster Youth Structuring Policies & Practices to Support Educational Resilience of Foster Youth 2016
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Student Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships in Pennsylvania Student Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarships in Pennsylvania 2012 PA
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Supporting California Counties in Transitioning Foster Youth to Independence. How Electronic Record Systems Can Help Serve the Goals of AB 12 Supporting California Counties in Transitioning Foster Youth to Independence. How Electronic Record Systems Can Help Serve the Goals of AB 12 2015 CA
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Supporting Success - Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Students from Foster Care Supporting Success - Improving Higher Education Outcomes for Students from Foster Care 2008 Nat.
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* Teen Success Agreement To Ensure Older Youth in Child Welfare System Receive Age-appropriate Opportunities 2012 Nat.
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Texas Education Committee Focuses on Child Well-Being to Improve Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care Texas Education Committee Focuses on Child Well-Being to Improve Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care 2012 TX
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Texas Transforming Education Outcomes for Children and Youth in Foster Care Using a Statewide Collaborative Model Texas Transforming Education Outcomes for Children and Youth in Foster Care Using a Statewide Collaborative Model 2013 TX
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The Center for Fostering Success at Western Michigan University The Center for Fostering Success at Western Michigan University 2013 MI
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The Texas Blueprint--A Model for Improving School Experiences for Children in Foster Care The Texas Blueprint--A Model for Improving School Experiences for Children in Foster Care 2015 Texas
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Videos from the Stuart Foundation's - Foster More Campaign Videos from the Stuart Foundation's - Foster More Campaign 2014 Nat.
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Western Michigan University Seita Scholars Program Frequently Asked Questions Western Michigan University Seita Scholars Program Frequently Asked Questions 2013 MI
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* Youth-Developed Discharge Hearing Form 2011 Nat., PA