Pleasanton Patch: PUSD To Celebrate Graduating Foster, Kinship Students

From Pleasanton Unified School District: Pleasanton Unified School District officials and representatives from partnering organizations will honor 18 seniors from Pleasanton high schools who have successfully completed the College-Career Preparation and Readiness (“CPR”) program. CPR makes college and career paths accessible and viable for foster and kinship youth by equipping them with the knowledge and support they need to submit college/work applications and apply for financial aid. Many of these students have academic aptitude but lack the knowledge or support to navigate the college application process. CPR also empowers families/guardians who may have English as a second language or may lack technical savvy or
equipment with the resources they need to ensure their students’ success.

Community partners provide funding for this program including the Pleasanton Youth Commission who
provided $6,900 and Blue Oaks Church who provided $5,600. Valley Community Church has donated a
set of luggage for our graduating seniors to take with them on their path to success. Keller Williams also
donated bedding sets for each student. Additional partners are needed to ensure the ongoing growth and
success of this program. Organizations interested in participating should contact Brenda Montgomery at
(925) 519-3864.

What: Foster and Kinship Student College-Career Preparation and Readiness Program Celebration
When: Thursday, May 3, 2018 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Foothill High School, Multipurpose Room
4375 Foothill Road Pleasanton
Who: District leaders and community will gather to celebrate our 18 foster and kinship youth graduates

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