STEPS is the first full-time residential program in New England designed specifically to meet the needs of youth transitioning from years of foster care into college. The program provides a supportive, year-round “home” for 15 students in order that they may develop valuable work skills and receive personalized career and socio-emotional supports while earning a college degree. Program outcomes of CSJ’s STEPS initiative to date greatly exceed the national average in both persistence and graduation rates for these underserved 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