Fostering Success provides assistance to students currently in and aged out of the foster care system and homeless youth in order to increase the number of disadvantaged youth enrolled in and graduating from higher education. This is done through intentional outreach to middle and high school students as well as support for enrolled students. Fostering Success delivers higher education information & support directly to foster or homeless youth and stakeholders from the community through seminar days and an overnight camp geared towards college readiness. We retain these students on campus by utilizing Positive Youth Development strategies, employing Fostering Success Scholars, and hiring a Fostering Success Liaison who is a former foster youth and graduate of UW-Stout. By putting foster and homeless youth in visible positions, we challenge the stigma on campus, empower those with an interest as change-makers, and directly invest in those who need our support.
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