Eckerd Connects has joined together with Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties school districts to help our foster youth achieve academic success.
The Foster Education Initiative connects school guidance counselors and social workers with Tampa Bay area foster children ages 0-18. Eckerd Connects’ Education Specialists are available to assist case managers, foster parents, and relatives in securing the resources their children need to excel academically.
This support network will ensure that our students thrive and ultimately make successful transitions to post-secondary institutions, including both vocational and technical schools.
To be eligible for Fostering Education Initiative programs, a young person must be:
For more information or to refer a foster youth to this program, connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (813) 228-0731.
Please fax documents to (813) 228-0840.