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What’s Next? By Arielle D.

2020 FSM Student Ambassador, Arielle D., writes this month about the things she's learned about setting herself up for success for virtual learning this Fall! Read her blog!

Inspirational Quick Speak 2020 By Gabby M.

Inspirational Quick Speak is a blog that focuses on staying positive, motivated and trying to always see the better half in all situations. Most people only see things in black and white, but I love to waddle through the grey. Yes, it does exist! We experience so much in our lifetime, and even more with the youth of today. Young people who have experienced foster care no longer have to feel like no one understands what it’s like. I do. I’ve seen, I’ve heard, it’s happened to me too. This blog is for me to reach the other youth who are like me, and I like them. We’re in this…

How To Make Your Goals SMART

Learn how to make your goals SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-Bound) with the help of TNFC Ambassador Justin B.! 

Mars, Meet Earth

Mars, Meet Earth is a blog written by FSM Ambassador Mars B. while studying abroad. As Mars says, it's all about "getting to know more of the world outside of what I've always known, which is a very small part of everything!" Mars' study abroad was unexpectedly cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic, but lots of lessons were still learned. Mars shares them below! 

Becoming the 3%: Life After Graduation and Next Steps to Success by Alexis L.

We talk a lot about how difficult it is for youth with experience in foster care to get to and through college, and that's really important, but what happens after graduation? Young people with experience in foster care graduate at very low rates (3-10% estimates) compared to the general population, and the need for support extends beyond college after gradution. This blog focuses on "what comes next" after graduation and provides ideas for next steps to success in career and life!

A Kid From Detroit by Justin B.

This blog series highlights the study abroad experiences of Justin B. and his advocacy for youth with experience in foster care and people of color, specifically men of color, who are traditionally underrepresented in study abroad programs.  Justin is passionate about economic development and empowerment in African American communities. He aims to help other foster youth become aware of their strengths in order to solve the issues that plague their communities. He believes that access and poverty alleviation will result in lowering the number of youth in foster care. 

Policy Perspective by Arielle D.

This blog series highlights the experiences of Arielle D. as she learns about how to use her voice and story to advocate for policy change in foster care! Follow Arielle as she shares her experiences testifying before a Michigan House Committee hearing, shadowing lawmakers during Michigan's first Legislative Shadow Day, and as a FosterClub All Star,  TNFC Ambassador and the FSM Student Ambassador for 2020! 

Inspirational Quick Speak 2019 By Gabriella M.

Inspirational Quick Speak is a blog that focuses on staying positive, motivated and trying to always see the better half in all situations. Most people only see things in black and white, but I love to waddle through the grey. Yes, it does exist! We experience so much in our lifetime, and even more with the youth of today. Young people who have experienced foster care no longer have to feel like no one understands what it’s like. I do. I’ve seen, I’ve heard, it’s happened to me too. This blog is for me to reach the other youth who are like me, and I like them. We’re in this…

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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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