Third Way: Academix Upshot Series
In March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic upended American higher education and shuttered campus doors across the country. As the opening vignette illustrates, many college students reported severe housing and food insecurities as a result. Nevertheless, not all college students experienced COVID-19’s effects and consequences equally. For example, Ivory, a current student enrolled at Concordia University Texas who spent 17 years in foster care, illuminated some of the difficulties she has personally faced in the wake of COVID-19. College students impacted by foster care make up approximately 5% of all undergraduates, and many are struggling to have their basic needs met as educational costs continue to rise.
Original Publication Citation
Amechi, M. H. (2020). The forgotten students: Covid-19 response for youth and young adults aging out of foster care [Report]. Third Way: Academix Upshot Series. https://www.thirdway.org/report/the-forgotten-students-covid-19-response-for-youth-and-young-adults-aging-out-of-foster-care
Amechi, Mauriell H., "The Forgotten Students: COVID-19 Response for Youth and Young Adults Aging Out of Foster Care" (2020). Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications. 65.