Empower, Advance and Lift Up Our Youth

Youth who have been involved in the foster care system face unique challenges and need the support of our community. Although some of these individuals qualify for tuition and fee exemptions, there are many costs associated with post-secondary education that are not typically covered. Private colleges and universities, vocational/trade and career schools, books, computers, meal plans and transportation are generally extra expenses that fall under the responsibility of the student.

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, with the generous support of John and Margie Arrowsmith in memory of their daughter, Krista, have established The Empowerment Scholarship Endowment that will help bridge the gap for these young adults. Revenue raised through the endowment and ongoing donations will be used to empower these individuals as they navigate through post-secondary education to rise above their circumstances.


The Empowerment Scholarship is an endowment that generates an annual return that will be used to fund the scholarship along with any additional donations received. The number of recipients and amount awarded is contingent upon the availability of funds. If you are interested in helping to Change a Child’s Story by donating to The Empowerment Scholarship, please click the button below. Or if you would like to help Empower, Advance and Lift Up Our Youth with peer-to-peer fundraising, we have made it easy for you and provided all the tools to share your campaign.