Bridging Success connects foster youth to ASU and supports them until they graduate with a college degree from the Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe, or West campuses.
If you have experienced foster care, we look forward to working with you (and your support team) to help you prepare for applying to ASU. When you are ready we: help you complete your college application, provide resources for filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), identify scholarship opportunities and answer any additional questions!
Once you are admitted to ASU, our staff will continue to support you until you graduate! Bridging Success staff provide: personal coaching to help you navigate personal and academic challenges workshops to enhance your learning and build professional skills, and connections to on and off campus resources. We also like to have fun, just like you, so we schedule social events that include trips to local sports venues, theater, and just getting together for a meal!
The best part of Bridging Success is the wonderful community of enthusiastic and motivated students who are already participating in the program. Current Bridging Success students are here to welcome you when you arrive on campus and will offer you a supportive network of friendship and guidance to ease your transition to ASU.
If you are an incoming freshman or new transfer student, you can participate in the Bridging Success Early Start program. This is a free, intensive, and fun six day program where you move on campus early, meet other incoming students, and learn about life on campus. You get connected with key faculty and staff who are here to support your success and start building your own success team network. Plus you start building friendships with fellow Bridging Success students.
Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative 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."Make a Donation