News Video: A Washington State College Reaches Out to Foster Youth

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Denalee Chapman July 03, 2015
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Pacific Lutheran University, in the state of Washington, reached out recently to older foster youth. Providing guided tours to groups of all sorts, this university spends three days annually welcoming foster youth who are aging out of the system. Included in those three days are scholarship awards, education about filling out forms and writing essays, touring the facility, and even how to deal with stress. With daunting statistics regarding youth who age out of the system (only about 2% graduate from college) the Pacific Lutheran University is moving boldly toward changing what “could have been” for foster youth in the area.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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