UWinnipeg first to offer Youth In Care Tuition Waivers

March 16, 2012

When she was 14-years-old, Shirley Delorme Russell and her five siblings were placed in foster care. She would change homes three times in the next several years. Although she was a bright student, Shirley stopped going to school after graduating from Kelvin High School.

"I had no money. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, but I was not really sure what student loans were and the thought of them and getting into debt terrified me," said Shirley, "It is awkward for a child in care because you can feel you are not really anyone's kid. So at 18 I went out to work."

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