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Oklahoma State University

RisforThursday Network of Oklahoma

R is for Thursday (R4T) is a statewide collaboration of higher education professionals, community members and organizations, and foster alumni college students/graduates working toward increased understanding and support of former foster youth attending Oklahoma colleges or universities. R is for Thursday is led through a unique collaboration between Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma.

A foster alumni college student is defined as any person who was in foster care, or foster care conditions, in any state or country at age 13 or after and is currently enrolled at, or has graduated from, an Oklahoma college or university.

R is for Thursday is a research-to-practice organization whereby research drives the design and practices of the Network, and practice influences the focus of ongoing research. R4T focuses on three specific areas: research, statewide coordination of direct services to students (occurs through RisforThursday advocates at the campus levels), and interrogation of public policy impacting foster alumni college students. 

To contact our team:

Registration is currently open for high school seniors (May 2017 graduation), who were in foster care or like conditions at age 13 or after, and who plan to attend an Oklahoma college or university. More Information.

How to Help a Former Foster Youth with College

Oklahoma Foster Care and Education by the Numbers

Join Our Email List

R4T Student/Alumni Facebook Page

Meet Bubba
The official RisforThursday brother bear