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Programs target crucial summer before college

ady. Summer bridge programs and other support during the summer after high school graduation can make the difference in whether graduating seniors — particularly from low-income families — who plan to go to college actually enroll. National studies show that from 10 percent to 40 percent of students, depending on the school district, who are intending to go to college never show up.

UCLA summer program supports youth in foster care

Instability — multiple homes and multiple schools — is one of the biggest obstacles to academic success for foster children. But some high school students in foster care are benefiting from one constant in their lives: a program each summer offered at a number of universities throughout the country aimed at keeping them on track academically and preparing them for college.