Nonprofit awards scholarships to teens in foster care with plans for college

Bob Carr, the founder of Give Something Back, said his life was changed after he received a small college scholarship, and he vowed to do the same for others.
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America strong. Our parent company Disney is marking foster care awareness, and tonight, the man on a mission to give foster children a chance at college after he was given a chance so many years ago. Here's Deborah Roberts. We're excited! We're about to do a reveal! Reporter: In foster homes across America tonight -- Hi. Hello! Reporter: -- Lives are changing. You're going to college! You're going to college, young lady! Reporter: At schools, too. You're all getting the scholarship. Free college tuition, room and board from the nonprofit called give manager back. Oh, gosh. Reporter: Founder Bob Carr came up with the idea years ago. He was awarded a small college scholarship which changed his life. Carr vowed to do the same for others. A successful entrepreneur, he's done so in a big way. Some $50 million. It's kind of like that old bible lesson about teaching a man to fish. Isn't it? It's absolutely. That's exactly what it is. Reporter: You give them something and Ty can pass it on. We give them the route to education. Reporter: Less than 3% of foster kids go to college. Carr's determined to change that. They're kind of invisible kids in a way. They are invisible to most of society, but that needs to change and it can change. Reporter: We're with Bob as he offers fresh hope to these New Jersey high schoolers. I can actually say I'm going to college. Reporter: How many of you will be starting a new tradition in your family going to college? Kyronne Harmon's the 1,000th recipient. The idea that you don't have to worry about your tuition? It's just a blessing. It really is. Reporter: And for Haley Revak -- I want to change. I don't want people to have to grow up the way I did, always being worried, like, where am I going to go next? And I just want to -- you know, have a happy life, so -- this is just the beginning. Reporter: Does this take a big load off? Yes. I'm relieved. Reporter: Relieved, because that gift. That vow. Bob Carr, America strong. Our thanks to Deborah. Bob Carr and his generosity. And to help get the word out, helping foster children, use the hash tag donate your small talk. They need us. Good night.

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