Watch the Inspirational Story of a Loving Foster Mom who Adopted a Former Foster Care Youth at age 30
We Were Inspired to Create a College Scholarship in Anthony Stover’s Name
About The Anthony Stover Youth Scholarship- – And How You Can Help
College Attendance at Crisis Levels for Foster Care Youth
We have an unfailing belief in the power of investing time, talent and treasure into the futures of young people aging out of the foster care system. We also know that less than 15% of foster care youth attend college and less than 3% graduate. One by one, each of us in our communities across America can impact this and help more foster care youth complete the pathway towards a college education.
The Washington Group Establishes College Scholarship
We are donating a $1,000 educational scholarship to a Georgia foster care youth who has completed their high school requirements and is attending or been accepted into a university or technical school. Each youth receives this scholarship for a four year period providing they maintain a necessary grade point average.
The scholarship is formally named after Anthony Stover (pictured above with his adoptive mother Angela), an employee of the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC) agency in Atlanta, Georgia. Anthony and his mom’s story is unique, heart warming and inspirational. Adopted by his foster mom at age 30, Anthony utilizes his experiences in the foster care system to provide leadership to the youth advocacy work within EmpowerMEnt, a nationally-recognized MAAC program changing the lives of foster care youth and allowing their story to be told.
Will You Join Us in Making a Difference for Foster Care Youth?
These scholarship funds for the Anthony Stover Youth Scholarship can also be matched by other organizations. Please contact Mark A. Washington at 678.671.3900 if you are interested in investing in a foster care alum’s future by supporting their pursuit of a college degree.