Supportive Adults

Mentorships are a great opportunity to forge a relationship with youth and alumni of foster care in your community, while also helping them to establish roots in activities they enjoy.  Career guidance, academic preparation, and social connections are all important elements of different mentor relationships.  We encourage you to check out resources to see what types of mentor opportunities are available.  Additionally, resources are available for caregivers to provide more information on helping youth prepare for postsecondary education success.

Did You Know?

When developing a relationship with a youth or alumni of care, have fun! Be inspired! But most importantly, be authentic. A strong support system teaches children important skills about how to be successful in life.

What’s a Permanency Pact?

A pledge by a supportive adult to provide specific supports to a young person in foster care with a goal of establishing a lifelong, kin-like relationship.

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Fostering Success Michigan is a program of Educate Tomorrow that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline." 

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