The program is also partnering with the Seita Scholars program at Western Michigan University to provide mentoring and peer to peer guidance. The program is connected to key campus champions in a variety of offices across campus that are committed to supporting students from foster care by providing opportunities and resources. The program provides coaching services, as well as, support around non-academic needs such as housing, transportation and healthcare.
Program eligibility/affiliation criteria:
• Applying by January is encouraged, but not mandatory.
• All students must be registered prior to the first week of classes.
Highlights of majors, programs, departments, and activities:
Kalamazoo Valley Community College is a two-year community college in southwest Michigan that offers degrees and certificates in scores of academic programs, occupations and trades. Popular transfer programs include Business Administration, Social Work, Engineering, Education, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy. Notable go to work programs include Art and New Media, Wind Turbine Technician Academy, Nursing, and Dental Hygiene. There are many off-campus housing options nearby.
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