Young Migrants in the Foster Care System: the Case of The Academy

  • German Vega Briones Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico
  • Manuel Olivares Escobedo Coordinador de programas educativos y trabajo social y del UniversityLink Medical Science Program, School of Medicine Pediatrics, Division of Child Development and Community Health, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla
Keywords: social service, migration, foster youth, education, mistreatment.


The central idea of this article is to show how The Academy, a new educational system created exclusively for young people in U.S. foster care, a system designed for under age youth’s temporary home education and protection, helps in dealing with personal and educational problems. It centers specifically on the case of young Mexican-American or Mexican-origin youth in foster care nationwide. We use the case of the Academy to study the viability of this kind of educational institution
How to Cite
Vega Briones, G., & Olivares Escobedo, M. (1). Young Migrants in the Foster Care System: the Case of The Academy. Norteamérica, Revista Académica Del CISAN-UNAM, 10(1).