NFTE Bay Area alum Joseph Franco, one of the top three national finalists in NFTE’s 2018 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, sat down with The Chronicle of Social Change recently to discuss the college support that his app “F-Connect” offers youth in foster care. The app is dedicated to connecting foster youth to a peer network and the tools they need for college, Statistics show that less than 3 percent of foster youth that earn their high school diploma go on to earn a degree from a four-year college.
“If I can help raise that number even a couple percent I will have made the exact impact on the foster system that I set out for,” Franco said
Read more about his aspirations for the “F-Connect” app and his dedication to be a part of bringing positive change to the California foster care system. Franco still plans on launching his app, with the help of the PayPal “hackers” team, in 4 months.