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UCLA summer academy aims to steer foster children toward college

Aug 7, 2011 12:13:30 AM- latimes.com
The kids live on campus, study, go on outings and in the bargain get laptops, flip cams and four UC credits. 'This program took me to another place,' one participant says.

For foster children, the prospect of ever completing college is remote: 24% of the general population will someday wear a university cap and gown, but fewer than 3% of all foster children ever earn a degree.

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