Fostering Opportunities Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

This report is the final results from a randomized controlled trial. The researchers found that within one year of having access to Fostering Opportunities, students’ attendance and behavior at school improved (i.e., fewer suspension incidents). Within two years of having access to Fostering Opportunities, students’ rate of passing their classes improved. More research is needed […]

Fostering Opportunities Logic Model

The logic model that was developed in partnership with Colorado Implementation Science Unit can be used by the Fostering Opportunities Program as a part of Step 1: theory of change by providing a road map to link efforts to outcomes.

Fostering Opportunities Implementation Initial and Established Tool

This Fostering Opportunities Implementation Tool can be used by Fostering Opportunities leadership and staff involved in child welfare and education leadership to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement in the implementation of the Fostering Opportunities program.

Fostering Opportunities Implementation Case Review Form

This Case Review Form is to be used as an in-depth review of a single case. This tool serves as a snapshot for program staff to reflect on a given student and assess if they received the entire Fostering Opportunities program over the course of the year. The goal is to raise the Specialist’s awareness […]

Fostering Opportunities Program Manual: Middle and High School Version

This is the original Fostering Opportunities Program Manual. A 2.0 Version was developed in 2024. Fostering Opportunities is an innovative student engagement program for middle school and high school students who have experienced foster care. The goal of the program is to help youth who have experienced foster care be successful in school and ultimately […]

Fostering Opportunities Preliminary Success Measures for a Pay for Success Pilot Program

The report describes performance of the pilot after the first four semesters of program delivery. Per the Pay for Success contract, three are four levels of success that the Fostering Opportunities pilot could achieve. The pilot achieved the third level of success by demonstrating a greater than 10 percent improvement in the number of suspension […]