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Foster Students Gain Exposure to College Setting, Social Work Careers

For the third straight year, the UA School of Social Work is hosting a group of high school students in foster care from across the state and helping them acclimate to college and the diverse careers in social work. Through the National Social Work Enrichment Program, seventeen high-schoolers stay on campus, work with participating local businesses, and three UA undergraduates during the month-long duration of the camp. “Social Work is one of the fastest-rising careers in the country due to retiring “baby boomers” and soldiers returning from war, according to Department of Labor reports,” said Dr. Sebrena Jackson, founder and program director of National Social Work Enrichment Program. The camp concludes Friday. For more information, contact David Miller, media relations, at 205/348-0825 or dcmiller2@ur.ua.edu.

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