The Start to Finish program is designed to assist current and former foster and underserved youth with their academic success. Students are offered 1-on-1 coaching, learning labs, academic support/tutoring, success planning, student support/advocacy, academic/transfer advising, transfer applications, academic intervention/progress reports, internship/job referrals, computer lab, laptop loan program, and transportation.
Program eligibility/affiliation criteria:
Student at Lake Michigan College
Currently or formerly in the foster care system
There is no age limit for eligibility
Must meet regularly with program staff
Highlights of majors, programs, departments, and activities: With over 80 programs of study Lake Michigan College gives you great choices to earn credits towards an associate's degree, a bachelor’s degree or launch the career you desire. No matter which path you choose, you’ll receive a high quality education in small class sizes from experienced professors who know your name. LMC is a leader in healthcare education, offers the Midwest’s first and only commercial teaching winery, as well as the Hanson Technology Center for CTE and Skilled Trades, which just opened in August 2016.
2755 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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