Who Qualifies for ASCEND?
ASCEND is a retention program aiming to ease the transition from high school to & through college for students who have experienced homelessness or foster care.
Youth must be currently enrolled or accepted to attend Kennesaw State University, must be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree, and meet at least one of the following criteria:
An individual who experienced homelessness during grades nine through twelve, verified either by Unaccompanied Homeless Youth status based upon the McKinney-Vento Act provided by their High School Homeless Liaison or other relevant documentation.
An individual who experienced the foster care system
Faculty, Staff and Community Members can help make this experience at KSU even better by adopting a student's move-in wishes and/or their campus rent.sponsor A STUDENT
ASCEND is the namesake for CARE Services’ ASCEND Impact Model. You can find more information about the ASCEND Impact Model here:ASCEND IMPACT MODEL INFO