Fostering Success Michigan (FSM) is building a statewide network through a collective-impact strategy that strives to prepare young people in foster care between the ages of 12 to 25 across the state of Michigan for success in higher education and beyond. FSM increases awareness, access and success in higher education and post-college careers for students from foster care. They offer a variety of networking opportunities and valuable resources for youth who have experienced time in foster care at various educational stages, both high school and college, as well as information for adults interested in supporting the educational attainment of young people who have experienced foster care.
It's never too early to start planning for further education. As a high school or transfer student, there are a number of resources available to help you prepare for college! Learn more about programs on college campuses around the state, such as the Blavin Scholars Program, and access resources to help you succeed! You may find the guide, Getting to Know...Higher Education Resources for Students from Foster Care (pdf) helpful. This guide provides information about support programs, scholarships, and other resources available to students from foster care who are preparing to attend a Michigan college or university.
Other FSM resources include:
- Website that organizes resources based on life domains, educational stage, or role
- Resource Guides
- Community and Statewide Networking
- Monthly Resource Newsletters
- Google Group
Find out more at fosteringsuccessmichigan.com.