The Fedcap Group is committed to ensuring that people in college graduate. Research tells us that food and housing insecurity are two of the reasons that students in college drop out. Single Stop is changing that. In 2021 Single Stop assisted 9,706 college students across 56 sites to meet their basic needs, helping them to stay in college and graduate.
A 2020 study by the RAND Corporation found that receipt of Single Stop services is associated student success metrics such as higher GPA, increased credits attempted, and higher persistence rates which all impact long term economic wellbeing. https://singlestop.org/impact/evaluation/
PrepNOW!™ is our web-based curriculum and interactive learning tool that enhances the capacity and motivation of caregivers to prepare children in their care to graduate from high school, enter college and graduate. Studies show that 70% of young people in foster care say that they want to go to college, but only 10% get into college.
By helping foster caregivers create a college-going culture, we are giving young people an opportunity to greatly improve their ability to succeed. PrepNOW!™ is the only formal curriculum in the country specifically designed to help foster parents prepare youth in their care to get into college and graduate.
Foster parents are deeply committed to youth in their care but often lack the requisite skills and knowledge to create a college-going culture within the home, or to navigate college entry and financial aid processes. PrepNOW is taught individually and in small groups and includes the following critical skill building modules: Values, Motivation, Resilience, Knowledge and Skills and College Persistence. Through PrepNOW!™ foster parents gain the confidence and knowledge to mentor the children in their care on how to gain admission and succeed in college.