Support helps former foster children beat odds, succeed in college
Posted August 10, 2015
Children who grow up in foster care have many odds stacked against them.
"I was always the kid with no money and no parents to be with me," Christy Setola-Cyr said. "Both of my biological parents failed to do their job."
Setola-Cyr plans to complete her studies at Appalachian State University. She wants to be a language interpreter at a hospital. To help her make it there, Fostering Bright Futures surprised her with a $5,000 scholarship.
Fostering Bright Futures, a public-private project, started in 2009. Five new enrollees in the program were welcomed Monday night at a banquet and presented with new laptops from Lenovo.