Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Foster Alumni Programs from Michigan

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Post-Secondary Foster Youth Programs

Baker College - Flint: Living Independently Networking Knowledge (LINK)This program advises and supports youth in all areas of life skills. Staff assist youth in moving toward self-su´Čâciency within both campus and community environments by helping them to develop working relationships with appropriate and relevant campus departments and community partners.
Wayne State University: The Transition to Independence ProgramThe purpose of this program is to increase college access and improve graduation rates of foster care youth in Southeast Michigan.
Saginaw Valley State University: Fostering an Academic Successful Transition (FAST)This program is designed to aid current and former foster youth who are transitioning into college life and adulthood. Check out their website and resources for more information on the F.A.S.T. program.
Eastern Michigan University: Mentoring Access Guidance in College (MAGIC)MAGIC is a federally-funded support program on campus that is designed to provide EMU students who were formerly in foster care with the necessary independent living skills to encourage a successful transition into adulthood, completion of a college degree, and career entry.
Aquinas College: Fostering Success Scholarship InitiativesThis initiative will ensure that total assistance from scholarships and grants will cover tuition, room, board and book costs for up to two prospective students each academic year.
University of Michigan – Flint: Mpowering My SuccessThis program provides a wrap-around approach with professional staff that includes visits with a Life Skills Coach, Mentors, and Advisors that are standing by to help the student meet their educational goals and to succeed with their goals.
Michigan State University: Fostering Academics, Mentoring Excellence (FAME)FAME is a resource center for foster youth alumni attending MSU as well as for youth who were in kinship care, have experienced homelessness, or are otherwise independent. FAME exists to provide support and resources to these students during their time at MSU to help them be successful during their collegiate.
Western Michigan University: Center for Fostering SuccessThe mission is to improve college graduation and career achievement rates among youth and young adults aging out of the foster care system through students support, outreach and training, and research and evaluation.
University of Michigan: The Balvin ScholarshipStudents who are Michigan residents seeking an undergraduate degree at U of M who have demonstrated financial need and experience in the foster care system are eligible for this scholarship.
Ferris State University: Ferris Youth InitiativeThis program is designed to provide support and learning opportunities throughout the student’s academic career by incorporating academic success, character development and positive approaches to their holistic well-being.

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