Fostering Attainment Through Educational Supports

Too often, the high educational aspirations of underrepresented (e.g., low-income or students of color) and under resourced (e.g., youth formerly in foster care) students are perturbed by systemic barriers, such as affordability, institutionalized racism, lack of mentors, and more. The Fostering Attainment Through Educational Supports (FATES) Workshop has one goal: To remove barriers to educational attainment for marginalized students through the application of research. Strategies for achieving this goal include: translating existing research for practitioners and policy makers; conducting original research and applying it; and using the Workshop as a vehicle for engaging, mentoring, and guiding students who have high aspirations but may themselves face systemic barriers to achievement.