Special Report September 15, 2017 From Foster Care to Freshman Year How colleges can create a sense of family and stability for students who have rarely ever had it. From Foster Care to Freshman Year By Kelly Field A complicated set of challenges put these students at high risk in college. Some programs provide them with a better chance of success. How to Reach Those With a ‘Survivor’ Mind-Set By Kelly Field Students who have been through foster care are often reluctant to accept help. Building a Campus for Foster Kids Only By Kelly Field Some say a Kansas-based nonprofit’s plans for a new college are misguided. Lessons From One College’s Foster-Youth Effort By Kelly Field Ball State University’s program has an 80-percent freshman-retention rate. Here’s how it works.