Please refer to these resources for more information on what it means to be college and career ready. You may download the Lesson 18 Resources or for a complete list of resources, please download the CCR Resources list.


Foster Care and Student Success (TEA)

Website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/FosterCareStudentSuccess/

Resource Description: This website provides resources, tools, and research for youth in foster care.

Audience Type: School Nurses, Educators, and Parents

Foster Care Alumni Program (Austin Community College)

Website: http://www.austincc.edu/support-and-services/services-for-students/student-support-programs/foster-care-alumni-program

Resource Description: The Foster Care Alumni Program provides one-on-one mentoring and addresses the legal, medical, housing, and financial challenges face by college students and foster care program graduates.

Audience Type: Students, Educators, Social Services, and Parents

Nutrition Assistance Program Report (USDA)

Website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/node/870

Resource Description: This article centers on implications for recruitment and retention for undocumented students.

Audience Type: Advisors

Eligibility Manual for School Meals (USDA)

PDF Manual: http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/cn/EliMan.pdf

Resource Description: This manual contains information on Federal requirements regarding the determination and verification of eligibility for free and reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

Audience Type: School Nurses, Educators, and Parents

The Affordable Care Act – About the Law (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)

Website: http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/rights/

Resource Description: The Affordable Care Act puts consumers back in charge of their health care. Under the law, a new “Patient’s Bill of Rights” gives the American people the stability and flexibility they need to make informed choices about their health.

Audience Type: School Nurses, Educators, and Parents

In Affordable Care Act Foster Youth Provision, Texas Faces Tough Task

Website Article: http://www.texastribune.org/2014/05/07/texas-sign-thousands-former-foster-youth-medicaid/

Resource Description: This article focuses on a provision of the federal health reform law that grants certain young people who were formerly in foster care extended health coverage.

Audience Type: Educators, Community Stakeholders, and Parents

Texas Homeless Education Office (Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin)

Website: http://www.utdanacenter.org/theo/resources/links.php

Resource Description: This is a letter from the Chief Deputy Commissioner of TEA in support of providing assistance to students in the foster care system to improve educational outcomes.

Audience Type: Educators, Social Services Specialists, and Parents

Importance of Maintaining Educational Stability for Children and Youth in the Foster Care System (TEA)

Website: http://www.tea.state.tx.us/index4.aspx?id=2147508587

Resource Description: This is a letter from the Chief Deputy Commissioner of TEA in support of providing assistance to students in the foster care system to improve educational outcomes.

Audience Type: Educators, Social Services Specialists, and Parents

Casey Family Programs

Website: http://www.casey.org/index.htm

Resource Descriptio: Casey Family Programs’ mission is to provide and improve—and ultimately prevent the need for—foster care.

Audience Type: Educators, Social Services Specialists, and Parents