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Since I-LEAD launched the Achieve College Education (ACE) program in 2005, more than 1000 of you have earned your associate degree and many of you have gone on to earn a bachelor’s degree. It took a lot of heart and courage and determination to get through school while working, taking care of kids, and dealing with the random stuff life throws at you. 

The ACE program was specifically set-up for people who simply couldn’t travel to a college campus several times a week, at different times of the day, to take classes. It was set-up to fit in with all of your other responsibilities that working parents have. 

This fall, we are taking ACE into the foster care community in the Philadelphia region. Like many of you, young adults in foster care have to overcome many hurdles as they move through life. To many, getting to college, navigating the bureaucracy, while often feeling unprepared academically, seems like too much. So all of the supportive services you received from people involved in ACE will also be available to these young adults who need all the chances they can get to make their way in the world and to live a good life. Our first classes will start in the fall at Delta Family Services. If you know a young adult in the foster care system or someone who is soon to age out of care, let us know. We can help! Send an email, a text, or call Cynda at [email protected] or 484-000-0000.