In Fostering Opportunities Jefferson County, CO Pay for Success
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Notes Jeffco Public Schools calls their program Fostering Opportunities. It partners a student who lives in foster care with a specialist who advocates for the student wherever needed. These specialists are not restricted to the school building. They can meet students wherever they need to – at school, in court, out in the community, etc. Students are able to access the resources offered through the program regardless of how they are doing in school. Social services caseworkers have already come to rely on the specialists for any school related needs or information. Regardless of the status of a student’s family structure, specialists always work to include and collaborate with all adults involved in the students’ lives, including biological parents. Twenty students are currently in the program, and the workgroup plans to add 20 more this school year. After this school year, the plan is to double the number of students over the Pay for Success grant perio