R is for Thursday is an Oklahoma-based, research-led initiative that equips individuals to support college-bound foster youth/alumni and foster alumni attending college. R is for Thursday currently defines an R is for Thursday (R4T) student as any person who spent time in an out-of-home placement in any state or country from ages 13-18 and who is currently enrolled in or has graduated from college, or is college-bound.
R is for Thursday also honors and is interested in the experiences and needs of other traditionally hidden college student populations. A traditionally hidden college student population is defined as one that is not easily visually identified, does not generally have a formal voice on campus, and may be motivated to remain anonymous.
The activities of R is for Thursday are accomplished through collaborative partnerships with the foster alumni community, students/graduates, interdisciplinary researchers, community professionals, state and federal entities, and higher education campuses.