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2018 Michigan Teen Conference

TAKE CHARGE! 2018 Michigan Teen Conference:

Wednesday-Thursday June 20-21, 2018 at Saginaw Valley State University

Registrations and full payment must be received by Samaritas by May 30, 2018

Do you know a youth in Foster Care or Independent Living or Young Adult Voluntary
Foster Care who needs to learn about money management, employment, educational
opportunities, health and wellness, or housing? If you do, then help them begin the registration process for the 2018 Michigan Teen Conference.

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Join us for the FSM Community Collaboratives Fall 2017!

Join us this Fall of 2017! We will be hosting seven FSM Community Collaborative events which will be held once per month throughout the 2017-2018 school year in MDHHS offices in each of the FSM Regions. FSM Community Collaboratives bring together students with experience in foster care, policymakers, professionals, and business leaders in each of the regions to directly connect students and professionals to resources and information.

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FSM Guest Blog from Michigan's Children: The Elections are Over. Now What?

The Elections are Over.  Now What?

By Mina Hong and Michele Corey

As you know, in our wonderful and imperfect democracy that we call the United States of America, citizens recently had the opportunity to vote for elected officials who will make decisions on our behalves.  Many, many decisions.  And in our imperfect democracy, half of us are excited and half of us are concerned about…

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Inaugural Michigan Young Leader Advocacy Summit a Success!

On Friday, August 5th, 2016 the halls of Lansing Community College’s West Campus echoed with energy and excitement surrounding the first ever Michigan Young Leader Advocacy Summit. Youth with experience in foster care gathered to network, share life stories, and advocate for changes in statewide policies that affect them. Through a series of breakout sessions and discussions, youth spoke directly to supportive adults, professionals, policymakers, and influencers on behalf of all young people with experience in foster care. These young leaders shared their experiences and perspectives on how to improve the implementation of policies that affect school stability, extension of foster care support beyond 18, and transition planning for young people who age out of foster care. 

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Your donations help make a difference

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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