Reaching the American Dream

Move over those tassels for a record-breaker! Fifty young people in foster care graduated college this fall, thanks to the American Dream Program sponsored by HeartShare St. Vincent's Services -- a wrap-around, educational, emotional support, and career-advancement program empowers older youth to overcome their personal challenges and excel as adults. 

Youth age out of foster care at age 21, which means the government ceases all financial and other support during this critical transition to adulthood. 

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