We are Making a Difference through the Youth Futures Education Fund
When more people have access to higher education, the entire community benefits. That's why we are committed to supporting youth education, helping those in need and making a difference in the sector in which we serve. Post-secondary education not only helps a young person realize their potential, but also helps establish a network of friends, colleagues, and mentors. All youth should have the same opportunities to pursue this reality. The Youth Futures Education Fund recognizes this and is here as a support to youth aging out of care. Since 2021, BCNET has raised over $30,500 to support the Youth Futures Education Fund.
About Youth Futures
The Youth Futures Education Fund helps create equal educational opportunities for young adults who have been in government care. At the age of 19, youth in care “age out” of the foster care system and subsequently lose all support from their foster families, social workers, and government programs. Although they are eligible for a tuition waiver, the loss of this assistance makes pursing post-secondary education much more challenging.