Ever wonder what it takes to create a campus based support program for students from foster care?…
The Fostering Success Michigan Higher Education Consortium (FSM HEC) is comprised of campus-based support programs from across Michigan who work together to collaborate and advocate to increase postsecondary access and success for youth from experience in foster care. The FSM HEC also includes campuses in Michigan offering a FSM Designated Campus Champion (FSM DCC), a point person on campus who can assist students with community and campus resources. Many campuses are currently growing their programming supports for youth with experience in foster care, so check back for programming updates and new additions!
FSM HEC Mission:
The Higher Education Consortium aims to inspire, educate, coordinate, build capacity and support campus-based support programs throughout the state of Michigan through the use of program development, advocacy, and evidence-based practices that promote the success and well-being of college-going youth who have experienced foster care.
FSM HEC Vision:
Helping colleges support students who have experienced foster care reach their full potential.
FSM HEC Goals:
Best practices/Mentoring Goal: Come together in a shared space to identify collaborate and develop effective tools and practices in support of the mission.
Make sure to check out our "Getting to know FSM HEC Webinar Series"!!! This webinar series highlights all of our FSM HEC partners.
Click on the links below to learn more about each of the campus support programs that make up the FSM HEC!
Fostering Success Michigan is a program of The New Foster Care 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