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Empowering Foster Youth to Succeed and Thrive with Technology
Did you know California has the largest number of foster youth in the nation? We believe everyone deserves a chance at a bright future, which is why we proudly support Foster Care Counts by helping them place a laptop in the hands of every foster youth who needs one.
When Foster Care Counts founder Jeanne Pritzker first opened her home to foster families in celebration of Mother’s Day, she had no idea it would become her life’s passion. Today, Foster Care Counts supports foster youth and families across the state, including Guardian Scholars programs at colleges and universities that help former foster youth stay in school and graduate.
And we’re not done yet. Our next target is to bring financial literacy tools and training to foster youth by leveraging innovative and emerging technologies.
“So many of them have to wait in line at the library in high schools and colleges to complete their work because they don’t have their own laptops. Banc of California is taking up the challenge to make sure that doesn’t happen.”- Jeanne Pritzker
About Foster Care Counts
Jeanne Pritzker is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foster Care Counts, a California nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving the lives of current and former foster children. A successful businesswoman,