Melanie Mark

Former fostered youth get support to succeed

Today the Government of British Columbia announced a contribution of $250,000 in 2019-20 to the Youth Futures Education Fund.

The funding will provide students formerly in foster care with access to funding for costs beyond tuition such as buying books, groceries, paying bills and rent.

Read the full press release to learn how a $250,000 investment from the Government of BC will make a difference for youth in 2019/20.

Former youth in care pursuing their educational dreams don’t always have resources to turn to for covering expenses... Hope and optimism for the future will come from the Youth Futures Education Fund (YFEF), removing barriers for students, as they become the change makers and leaders we know they can be.”

- Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. Tweet

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