Together We Rise’s Scholarship Program Provides A Sense of Family

Together We Rise

"For any child that's sad or feels hopeless, I want them to know that there are people out there who actually care. I know what it's like to not feel hope. It's not enough to work hard. You need people to encourage you. You need that extra support." - Alicia

The Family Fellows Scholarship Program at Together We Rise is the largest scholarship program available for foster youth in the United states, supporting them each year with up to $90,000 for higher education. This is the story of Alicia, a former foster youth and college student, who found out about the Family Fellows participant her freshman year. Watch her incredibly heartfelt story to hear how this scholarship program has given her a sense of comfort, community and belonging–and above all a sense of family during the holidays.

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