Graduates of Foster Care Program Ready for College

More than 100 high school seniors who were abused or neglected as children and grew up in county foster care graduated Monday night from a program to help them make the transition into adulthood.

The Independent Living Program of the Department of Children and Family Services teaches young adults who are raised in foster homes basic life skills such as balancing a checkbook, working out a food budget and applying for a job.

All of the 124 graduates have been accepted at state and national colleges for the fall semester, said department spokesman J. Schuyler Sprowles.

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