The Guardian Scholars program gives students the opportunity to change the course of their lives.
ROSANNA FAJARDO (B.A., ’15) says that the California foster care system used to have a clear message for the kids it serves once they reach the age of 18. That message, according to her: “Goodbye!”
Fajardo should know. She was in the system for five years, starting at age 13. Though California now allows young people to remain in the foster care system until they reach 21, many still find themselves lost and alone after they come of age.