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How different would the educational outcomes and career prospects of homeless and foster-involved students and youth look if youth had a personal coach, available 24/7, to facilitate connections and help accomplish education and life goals?
. . . now, with TasselTurn, youth do
TasselTurn is the leading college and career coaching platform for homeless and foster-involved youth. Students use our app to create, monitor, and track educational goals and build skills through e-courses that keep youth on the pathway to graduation.
Our Vision is that EVERY homeless and foster-involved student and youth graduates high school connected to: college, career, and community.
Now, more than ever, we need targeted and intentional solutions to change outcomes.
TasselTurn is a nonprofit organization changing the lives of homeless and foster-involved youth by matching youth with virtual education coaches. Coaches are volunteer graduate students and young professionals who share a similar experience.
Coaches stick with the youth to ensure they graduate high school connected to college and careers. Research shows that youth in foster care change schools three times a year on average, each change places them further behind their non-foster peers, and 43 percent drop out.
Moreover, each year more than 26,000 foster care youth age out; only 10 percent leave with a high school diploma; 1 of 4 are incarcerated within two years. In less than two years, TasselTurn has worked with more than 160 youth, youth show an 80% improvement in school attendance and a 100% re-enrollment rate.