WCU Promise Program
PROMISE PROGRAM PURPOSE
The WCU Promise Program is a campus support program serving unaccompanied homeless and foster youth. The program supports students with access to year-round housing on campus, food and supplies from the Resource Pantry, priority employment opportunities, access to scholarship funds, and monthly programming that provides mentorship and opportunities to engage with peers and guest speakers.
WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE PROMISE PROGRAM?
Students who are currently in or are coming from foster care qualify for the Promise program. Starting 2021-22 Philadelphia Foster Youth may be considered for the Immensitas Scholarship from the Brook J Lenfest Foundation which covers students with a full scholarship after federal and state gift aid.
UNACCOMPANIED HOMELESS YOUTH
Students who qualify for a McKinney-Vento homeless youth determination are those who are unaccompanied (without a relationship with biological parents), homeless (lacking adequate nighttime residence) youth (under the age of 24).
SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT
Ian Davis is WCU’s Single Point of Contact for unaccompanied foster and homeless youth. Contact Ian at email@example.com if you need help applying to WCU or would like to learn more about the Promise program.
Promise Program Documents
CHAFEE Application for Foster Youth
Promise Program Resources
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
Field Center Resource Library for Foster Youth