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University of Michigan–Flint: Mpowering My Success

University of Michigan-Flint Mpowering My Success program provides previous foster youth admitted to the University with life skills assessment and training, weekly meetings with a Life Skills Coach Mentor, contact four hours per month, financial support including emergency funds, champion advocates working on the student’s behalf, on campus housing assistance, including during school breaks, and helpful guidance for success in college and life.


Program Eligibility/Affiliation Criteria:

Students must be under the age of 21 and have been in a verifiable foster care placement  under the supervision of the Department of Health and Human Services starting at age 14 or older. Students that were adopted from foster care after their 16th birthday are also eligible. Enrollment in the program requires student participation in support services such as weekly meetings with the program’s Life Skills Coach and mentor contact up to 4-hrs per month.

Check out the Mpowering My Success video here for more information.

Be sure to check out our FSM HEC Getting to Know FSM Higher Education Consortium: University of Michigan Flint Mpowering My Success!! This webinar highlights the MPowering My Success Program at the University of Michigan Flint and how it supports students with experience in foster care with postsecondary access and success.

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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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