Funding and Gifts
The Child Maltreatment Solutions Network was created in 2012 with funding through a university-sponsored endowment from the NCAA settlement and support for 12 co-funded faculty through general/provost funding. The mission of the network is to serve as a national resource dedicated to solving the complex problem of child maltreatment. This mission includes conducting new and innovative research, supporting research translation and dissemination activities, interdisciplinary training and educational opportunities, and mobilizing public investment for prevention and treatment through increased awareness of child maltreatment and its effects. The network has been successful in garnering additional.
The Network benefits greatly from generous gifts provided by donors to continue this important work. These funds support the research, education, and outreach mission of the Network. The Fostering Lions Program supports students entering Penn State University who are currently or formerly involved in the foster care system . The program seeks to improve postsecondary education outcomes for these youth by providing support in four key areas:
- Financial Support
- Academic and Career Planning
- Social/Emotional Support
- Logistical Support
This program helps insure the well-being of each person as a whole so they can be successful at Penn State and in the future. The goal is to be sure that Penn State graduates do not reflect the many problematic statics surrounding foster youth, such as that: 26,000 youth each year age our of foster care and end up receiving $300,000 in social costs in their lifetime.
Your support will allow these students -- who have proven to be the 50% that graduated by 18, the 80% that said they wanted to go to college, the 20% that actually went with the GOAL being that they are the 2-9% that graduate.
For more information on gifts to either Child Maltreatment Solutions Network or The Fostering Lions Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.