The Fostering Stars Program provides a wonderful opportunity and a supportive network for students currently engaged in or aging out of the foster care system.
Some of the services provided in this program include: advising, academic support, counseling, community outreach, transportation assistance, specific emergency assistance, care-packages, one-on-one mentoring, group membership and networking opportunities. Additionally, students involved in this program will be able to connect with an independent life skills coach who is trained in providing guidance, empowerment and improvement in all areas of life. A life skills coach seeks to empower others by helping them make, meet and exceed goals. They work to improve outcomes for students by tapping into their full potential and shedding new light on difficult life situations.
Program Eligibility Criteria:
• Students must be over 14 and under 21 years of age
• Students must have been eligible for Youth in Transition funding when foster care case was open (case may still be open)
• Students must have been in an eligible foster care or non-secure delinquency placement supervised by the DHHS at 14 years of age or older
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