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R is for Thursday (R4T) is a research-led effort that, through state and national initiatives, equips individuals to support foster youth/alumni and other traditionally hidden populations who are college-bound, in college or college graduates.  

National Conference

The National Conference for Engaged Scholarship on Foster Alumni and other traditionally hidden college populations brings together diverse researchers in higher education, social work and other fields to consider current research and to form interdisciplinary research teams for empirical research studies to be conducted in the 18 months following the conference.

About Us

Our Story

Learn how the initiative grew and was named by a college student with foster care experience. 

Our Focus

Learn about the lived journeys of hidden populations and how we strive to better support success.

Our Team

Meet our team of experienced researchers and service providers for hidden populations.

Speaking engagements

We are available to provide learning opportunities for high school and college-age students, communities and other groups. 


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