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Achieving post-secondary dreams with government support

Photograph of RobynEighteen year old Robyn grew up in government care her whole life and struggled with completing high school.  Thanks to the support of youth workers, she gained confidence in her future.

She upgraded her high school education and learned about the Advancing Futures Bursary, which is funded by the Government of Alberta for children who have been under government care.  When Robyn was ready, not only was she accepted to Grant MacEwan University, she also received the bursary.

“Getting into university was huge for me because I came from a family where going for further education was uncommon.  I’ve also really appreciated the support from AFB staff,” says Robyn.

Today, Robyn is in the third year of a four year Child and Youth Care program at Grant MacEwan University.  She looks forward to getting her degree soon.

For more information, visit the Advancing Futures Bursary webpage.

Created: 2014-04-17
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