Higher Education Fact Sheets: Finding Support in the Community

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This tip sheet gives youth information about some of the benefits, services, and resources—like SNAP, health care, food pantries, and cash assistance-- that may be available in the community where a school or college is located and can provide youth support and assistance to help make ends meet.

About the Expert

Jennifer Pokempner is a Senior Attorney at Juvenile Law Center. At Juvenile Law Center, her work focuses on improving outcomes and opportunities for older youth in the foster care system through policy and legal advocacy at the local, state, and national levels.