Building Brighter Futures: Helping Youth in Foster Care Successfully Transition to College

Building Brighter Futures: Helping Youth in Foster Care Successfully Transition to College

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M. Sebrena Jackson, PhD, LICSW, Associate Dean for Educational Programs and Student Services, University of Alabama

Enjoy our conversation with Dr. Sebrena Jackson, founder of the National Social Work Enrichment Program (NSEP), a pre-college program that has supported more than 300 Alabama youth in foster care through a 6-week campus experience. NSEP has four key program components: (1) college readiness skill development, (2) employment skill development, (3) leadership skill development, and (4) healthy relationship skill development. The goal is to give youth in foster care the skills they need to not only survive in college, but thrive in life.