Embark News Campaign 29

Embark Updates and Announcements

The Embark Georgia statewide network serves post-secondary professionals and institutions to ensure connectivity, share best practices, and provide information exchange among youth, community based stakeholders, and K-12 education.
Embark Regional Meetings

Evaluation and Report

On January 23, we held our 5th and final regional meeting for this academic year at Georgia Highlands College in Rome, GA. 

We have compiled survey and attendance data from all 5 meetings. With this report, we hope to expand and improve these meetings for next year.

News and Information:

1. The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is pleased to announce their partnership with Inceptia, a division of the National Student Loan Program. 

This partnership is aimed at expanding financial literacy education for youth experiencing homelessness through Inceptia's online program, "Financial Avenue." Inceptia is generously providing this resource for free to NAEHCY members, students participating in our Statewide Higher Education Networks, our Local Youth Task Forces, NAEHCY Scholars, and any homeless youth that you serve through your programs. 

To use Financial Avenue, students will need to create an account at the following website https://fa.financialavenue.org/ , using the access code 3zhkfc. Students will have the option to register as a "High School Student" or "College Student."  All other users can register as an "Organization Representative" during the registration process. 

2. Report Cites Need for NY College Support After Foster Care Data shows that one-quarter of New York youth aging out of foster care will be homeless within four years and half will be unemployed at age 24. In response, 17 social services and advocacy groups want the state to provide college support initially to 375 young people and more in the future. 

3. How New York Can Help Its Foster Children Succeed This op-ed from NY Judge Kaye highlights how the state can have an immediate and significant impact

4. Fostering Independence: The Need for a Statewide Foster College Initiative

5. Kids' Savings, College Success Linked 

Job Announcements:

2. The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta is seeking an Executive Director for Achieve Atlanta. Achieve Atlanta is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization operating as a supporting organization of The Community Foundation For Greater Atlanta. 

The ideal candidate will be an effective and thoughtful leader with a passion for ensuring that all students are provided with the support and resources to help them achieve post-secondary and career goals.

Click here to view the job announcement.

Link to the Designated Points of Contacts for the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia. 
Applications are now being accepted for College Bound -- The free, residential pre-collegiate program which exposes high school students to the college experience and encourages their pursuit of high education. Click here to download the application.
The Department of Education has created an infographic regarding dependency status for financial aid purposes. Be sure to check it out below!
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A Focus on Foster Care, Homeless &

Other Disconnected Youth

March 31 & April 1, 2015


The "College Connections for Student Success"  conference will offer rich information for those who work with or want to gain a better understanding of Foster Care Youth, Homeless Youth (Accompanied & Unaccompanied), Juvenile Offenders and children of Incarcerated Parents, Migrants, Refugee & Immigrant Youth, At-Risk African American and Latino Males, and Teen Parents.

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The J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development
– a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia – is dedicated to strengthening communities, organizations, and individuals through leadership development, training, and education.

Embark Georgia is located at the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development.
David Meyers and Lori Tiller are the network directors. Our offices are located at 

1240 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA 30605

You may contact us by calling 706-542-1108 or emailing  EMBARK@fanning.uga.edu
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